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BEN AMERA

The second largest known rock in the world. An intrusion, in Mauritania, in remote desert, near the border with Western Sahara. Made of basalt, a kind of black granite. A massive natural sundial. Astronomical knowledge probably started in deserts, no carbon to get in the way. The world stripped bare. You see everything clear.
 

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