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The Djurab Desert (Djourab, جراب) is a desert in northern Chad. Part of the greater Sahara desert, it makes up much of the area of Chad's Borkou region. The Koro Toro settlement and maximum security prison is situated on the eastern boundary of the desert. The closest major settlements are Salal to the south and Faya-Largeau to the northeast. To the west is the Ténéré desert (the Erg of Bilma) of western Chad and Niger, to the north are the Tibesti Mountains of the central Sahara. Patrick Vignaud applied plaster to a crocodile cranium in this desert.

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  • صحراء جراب
  • Desierto de Djurab
  • Djurab Desert
  • Désert du Djourab
  • Deserto del Djurab
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  • صحراء جُراب جزء من منطقة الساحل وتقع بشمال وغرب تشاد تقع معظمها في مناطق البطحة وبحر الغزال والبحيرة. تشتهر الصحراء بكونها الموقع الذي تم اكتشاف جمجمة إنسان الساحل التشادي وهو نوع قردة عليا يعود إلى 7 ملايين سنة مضت.
  • Il deserto del Djurab è un deserto situato nella parte settentrionale del Ciad, in Africa. In questo deserto sono stati trovati numerosi reperti fossili e in particolare il cranio del Sahelanthropus tchadensis, una specie estinta di ominide vissuto in Africa tra 7 e 6 milioni di anni fa e considerato tra i primi antenati dell'uomo. All'ominide è stato successivamente dato il nome di Toumai. Tra i siti più ricchi di reperti fossili del deserto del Djurab, sono da citare e .
  • The Djurab Desert (Djourab, جراب) is a desert in northern Chad. Part of the greater Sahara desert, it makes up much of the area of Chad's Borkou region. The Koro Toro settlement and maximum security prison is situated on the eastern boundary of the desert. The closest major settlements are Salal to the south and Faya-Largeau to the northeast. To the west is the Ténéré desert (the Erg of Bilma) of western Chad and Niger, to the north are the Tibesti Mountains of the central Sahara. Patrick Vignaud applied plaster to a crocodile cranium in this desert.
  • El desierto de Djurab (Djourab, جراب) es un desierto en el norte de Chad. ​​​ Parte del gran desierto del Sahara, constituye una parte importante de la superficie de la región de Borkou de Chad. El poblamiento y prisión de máxima seguridad Koro Toro están situados en la frontera oriental del desierto. Los poblamientos importantes más cercanos son al sur y Faya-Largeau al nordeste. Al oeste es el desierto del Teneré (el ) de Níger y Chad occidental, y al norte son las Montañas Tibesti del Sáhara central.
  • Le désert du Djourab est un erg situé majoritairement dans les régions de Borkou, de Tibesti et de l'Ennedi Ouest, au Tchad. Il serait vieux d'au moins sept millions d'années, selon des études de 2006. C'est dans le désert du Djourab, dans la région de Toros Ménalla, que les chercheurs ont identifié d'importantes formations de dunes fossiles témoignant d'un véritable erg dunaire fossile formé au Miocène supérieur.Selon eux, elles constituent le plus ancien témoignage direct d'un épisode désertique franc au Sahara, précédant une phase climatique plus sahélienne marquée par la mise en place de paysages verdoyants et de lacs éphémères.
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  • صحراء جُراب جزء من منطقة الساحل وتقع بشمال وغرب تشاد تقع معظمها في مناطق البطحة وبحر الغزال والبحيرة. تشتهر الصحراء بكونها الموقع الذي تم اكتشاف جمجمة إنسان الساحل التشادي وهو نوع قردة عليا يعود إلى 7 ملايين سنة مضت.
  • The Djurab Desert (Djourab, جراب) is a desert in northern Chad. Part of the greater Sahara desert, it makes up much of the area of Chad's Borkou region. The Koro Toro settlement and maximum security prison is situated on the eastern boundary of the desert. The closest major settlements are Salal to the south and Faya-Largeau to the northeast. To the west is the Ténéré desert (the Erg of Bilma) of western Chad and Niger, to the north are the Tibesti Mountains of the central Sahara. Aeolian deflation in the northern subbasin formed the desert with an arid conditions. Desert reached through Sahara and reduced Lake Chad. Many fossils have been found in this desert, Kossom Bougoudi and Toros-Menalla being among the most bountiful fossil-bearing areas.A team led by Michel Brunet, from the University of Poitiers, excavated in the Djurab desert during the mid-1990s. In 2001, the type fossil of Sahelanthropus tchadensis, a hominid species of about 7 million years ago, was discovered at Toros-Menalla (16°15′N 17°30′E / 16.25°N 17.5°E, some 100 km north of Salal), at 250 meters above sea level.Michel Brunet, since 1994, has explored Miocene and Pliocene deposits in the desert with the Mission Paléoanthropologique Franco-Tchadienne, which are located in a basin which includes Lake Chad.In the period of the Sahelanthropus tchadensis, desert would have long dry season, and fruits would have been able to grow at certain times of the year. Patrick Vignaud applied plaster to a crocodile cranium in this desert.
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