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Erg Chebbi (Arabic: عرج شبّي‎) is the sole Saharan erg in Morocco.

The erg is 22 km long (North-South) and 5 km wide. Its dunes reach a maximum height of 150 meters. It is located roughly 40 kilometers south-east of Erfoud. The local center for tourists is the village of Merzouga. Supposedly, the locals believe that these dunes were sent as a punishment for turning away a weary traveller from the desert. They say that after they sent away this traveller, the gods made the dunes pile up right outside their town; to teach them a lesson and to never send away weary men and women ever again.

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  • Copyright: Kevin KL (kk_wpg) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 87] (359)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-02-19
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/3.2, 1/20 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-06-05 0:57
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