Waw An-Namus: A prehistoric volcano and natural heritage attraction

By Mustafa J. Salem, Mabrouk T. Busrewil and Khaled M. Oun.

Tripoli, 3 July 2103:


Waw An-Namus, one of the most beautiful scenes in the Libyan Sahara, lies about 240 kilometres east of the oasis of Tmassah and about a 120 kilometres east of Waw Al-Kabir. This beautiful volcano is located at the southern edge of the major Al-Haruj volcanic field (see Figure 3 for its location).


Due to the presence of fresh water at this remote volcano and throughout the long history of desert caravan travel, Waw . . .

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