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Circles of Crops?

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The recent thread about Crop Circles has reminded me of something I have been meaning to ask for a long time. When you fly to Luxor there are many circles visablle from the air. They would appear to be crops but the circular formations are so accurate. There are a lot of them in the area south of Alexandria in the area of El-Nabawy El-Mohandes, Al Buhayra and El-Tawheed Village off the Cairo-Alex Desert Road and Alex-Mersa Matruh Road. (Sorry, I don't know how to give the GoogleEarth co-ordinates.) Does anyone know what they are? Are they some special farming scheme or experimental crops? Circles just doesn't seem to be a normal effective farming method to me!

I'm sure I've seen some closer to Luxor too!


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Re: Circles of Crops?

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They are crops irrigated by rotating systems, long arms coming out from a center point. They are in use in quite a few places

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_pivot_irrigation
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There are many things deep in the desert that we are not and never will be privvy to....:cool:
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Re: Circles of Crops?

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Thanks FABlux. I never thought of that but I can see the sense and logic (now you've pointed it out).
Now I've spotted other odd shapes in fields! I've not used GoogleEarth for ages...I could get hooked ! :roll:
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Re: Circles of Crops?

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the desert, it's very very big, no flies, no mosquitoes, not much of anything really, but when there is something, It in itself seems big very very big, due to the lack of anything else of significance, that's how one finds things in a 'plain of emptiness, that's why the unusual, the out of of place, the wrong rock formation becomes so obvious the desert is like a woman much to be found if one has the patience to explore it...deep...:cool:
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Re: Circles of Crops?

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Who2 wrote:the desert, it's very very big, no flies, no mosquitoes, not much of anything really, but when there is something, It in itself seems big very very big, due to the lack of anything else of significance, that's how one finds things in a 'plain of emptiness, that's why the unusual, the out of of place, the wrong rock formation becomes so obvious the desert is like a woman much to be found if one has the patience to explore it...deep...:cool:
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Don't you believe that bit about no flies - you would be surprised where they suddenly appear from, but appear they do! Certainly from my experience of travelling around the Sahara for a few months last century - and I don't mean a couple of days 'Camel Safari' in Tunisia either! Yup, it most certianly is a big and empty place, but never think you are alone because people pop up in most unlikely of places!

As for your observation of the desert being like a women - how profound of you. The thing is not many men will get the opportunity to explore a desert, but many men get the opportunity to explore women - they just don't use it wisely or learn from it!
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