History of the Sahara Desert - Culture Exchange Blog
The word Sahara is an Arabic word which means Great. So, we can call it a great dessert. It is the biggest hot desert on the planet, spanning about 9 million square kilometers. As I said it is the greatest desert on the planet to the cold desert of Antarctica. The Sahara continued many civilizations from the past 6000 years in its dry environment. There is a common misconception among people that Sahara is made up of sand dunes which are not true. It is rocky, hard and has few rivers and streams. The dunes can be found near Morocco and Western Sahara. Wind storms in Sahara can be very dangerous and can cause huge damage once it gets started. Although the climate makes Sahara a non-inhabitant place but throughout the human history animals and humans managed to live and survive in this unfriendly place.