Arab caravan in the Sahara desert in a Simoom storm.

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Arab caravan in the Sahara.

Arab caravan in the Sahara desert during a sandstorm,- The Simoom.

Simoom, Arabic: سموم‎ samūm, is the local term for a sand storm in the North African-Arab region. Originating from the Arabic word translated means poison wind. This already indicates the danger that is attached to this kind of sandstorm. The simoom is partly dust-laden and a very hot desert wind.

From “Full Peoples Gallery in images of all nations” by Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsche, Meissen, 1840.

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