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Just a bit of generalization about sand movement. I'm sorry I don't recall exactly where/when, but I saw a documentary (in Egypt) a few years ago (Nat. Geo. or Discovery channel) about a village being swallowed up by a massive sand dunes; week by week, month by month, more of the village disappeared. THAT was only taking a few years to do. And recall images of the last Iraq war, after some of the 1 to 2 day sandstorms that occurred, the equipment was 'duned up' by 2 to 3 feet, in that short period.

In the U.S. depression-era 'dustbowl days', farms that went idle were quickly over-run with dust dunes, with many of the old farmhouses completely covered after several months.

Also, (I live on the Atlantic coast, USA) I have seen the effects of a one-day hurricane; large outdoor swimming pools completely filled with beach sand the day after the storm passed. Yes, a major hurricane has higher winds than you will typically find in a desert, but you often encounter winds up to gale force in a desert sandstorm.

It is not far fetched that the Sphinx enclosere would have filled in a decade, or even a little less.

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Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 500 G. VDC 12-Jan-04 06:09
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 227 Jaimi 12-Jan-04 07:22
Colin Reader's reply... 234 Jaimi 12-Jan-04 07:38
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 251 G. VDC 12-Jan-04 08:09
And also... 255 G. VDC 12-Jan-04 08:27
Re: And also... 244 Cynnara 12-Jan-04 08:56
Re: And also... 233 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 18:28
terminology mish mash 214 W. L. Nixon 13-Jan-04 18:37
Re: terminology mish mash 221 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 18:41
Re: terminology mish mash 246 R Avry Wilson 14-Jan-04 02:41
Re: terminology mish mash 218 Steve_L 14-Jan-04 02:48
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 229 Jaimi 12-Jan-04 14:06
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphin x ? 210 G. VDC 13-Jan-04 08:57
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 223 R Avry Wilson 12-Jan-04 07:23
I agree 100% 211 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 01:40
Another possibility..... 227 Bent 13-Jan-04 02:24
Re: Another possibility..... 219 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 02:31
Re: Another possibility..... 234 Bent 13-Jan-04 03:02
Re: Another possibility..... 239 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 03:05
Re: Another possibility.??.... 248 Johnee 13-Jan-04 03:36
Re: Another possibility.??.... 209 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 03:44
Re: Another possibility.??.... 232 Johnee 13-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Another possibility.??.... 243 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 05:52
Re: Another possibility.??.... 204 Johnee 13-Jan-04 07:52
Re: Another possibility.??.... 225 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 05:56
Re: I agree 100% 259 R Avry Wilson 13-Jan-04 09:12
Re: I agree 100% 242 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 15:39
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 236 Anne-Marie 13-Jan-04 07:36
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 218 Anne-Marie 13-Jan-04 07:37
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphi 257 Archae Solenhofen 13-Jan-04 08:10
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphi 206 R Avry Wilson 13-Jan-04 08:59
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphi 229 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 15:51
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 226 G. VDC 15-Jan-04 06:38
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 203 Richard Essame 12-Jan-04 07:34
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphi 273 SunSword 12-Jan-04 14:31
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 245 ArmchairObserver 12-Jan-04 17:53
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 238 ArmchairObserver 12-Jan-04 18:17
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 262 W. L. Nixon 12-Jan-04 18:51
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 245 Steve_L 12-Jan-04 19:19
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphin x ? 228 W. L. Nixon 12-Jan-04 19:27
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sph inx ? 246 Steve_L 12-Jan-04 19:32
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................S phinx ? 233 W. L. Nixon 12-Jan-04 19:40
Re: Raindrops are falling on my............................................ .Sphinx ? 313 Steve_L 12-Jan-04 19:47
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.......................................... ...Sphinx ? 234 W. L. Nixon 12-Jan-04 20:49
Re: Raindrops are falling on my........................................ .....Sphinx ? 239 Steve_L 12-Jan-04 21:59
Re: Raindrops are falling on my...................................... .......Sphinx ? 242 G. VDC 13-Jan-04 05:48
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.................................... .........Sphinx ? 256 Claire 13-Jan-04 09:30
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.................................. ...........Sphinx ? 234 G. VDC 13-Jan-04 09:45
Re: Raindrops are falling on my................................ .............Sphinx ? 238 Claire 13-Jan-04 12:26
PS..... 250 Claire 13-Jan-04 12:32
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................. ...............Sphinx ? 259 G. VDC 13-Jan-04 12:41
Re: Raindrops are falling on my............................ .................Sphinx ? 228 Claire 13-Jan-04 13:16
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.......................... ...................Sphinx ? 235 G. VDC 14-Jan-04 06:08
Re: Raindrops are falling on my........................ .....................Sphin x ? 248 scimitar 14-Jan-04 09:34
Re: Raindrops are falling on my........................ .....................Sphin x ? 230 Claire 14-Jan-04 10:29
Re: Raindrops are falling on my........................ .....................Sphin x ? 270 R Avry Wilson 14-Jan-04 13:35
Re: Raindrops are falling on my...................... .......................S phinx ? 238 G. VDC 15-Jan-04 06:03
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.................................. ...........Sphinx ? 209 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 15:53
Re: Raindrops are falling on my................................ .............Sphinx ? 205 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 16:09
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.................................... .........Sphinx ? 266 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 17:37
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.................................. ...........Sphinx ? 226 G. VDC 14-Jan-04 06:40
Re: Raindrops are falling on my................................ .............Sphinx ? 226 Steve_L 14-Jan-04 08:43
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................. ...............Sphinx ? 227 W. L. Nixon 14-Jan-04 18:15
Re: Raindrops are falling on my............................ .................Sphinx ? 211 Steve_L 14-Jan-04 20:40
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.......................... ...................Sphinx ? 224 W. L. Nixon 14-Jan-04 20:45
Re: Raindrops are falling on my........................ .....................Sphin x ? 228 Steve_L 14-Jan-04 21:16
You say what? 242 W. L. Nixon 14-Jan-04 21:33
Re: You say what? 224 Steve_L 14-Jan-04 21:44
Re: You say what? 236 Steve_L 14-Jan-04 21:48
Got your brick? 235 Steve_L 14-Jan-04 21:49
Simply.. 228 W. L. Nixon 15-Jan-04 16:10
Re: Raindrops are falling on my............................................ .Sphinx ? 207 Bent 12-Jan-04 19:50
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.......................................... ...Sphinx ? 237 Steve_L 12-Jan-04 19:55
Re: Raindrops are falling on my........................................ .....Sphinx ? 202 Bent 12-Jan-04 20:01
Re: Raindrops are falling on my...................................... .......Sphinx ? 219 Steve_L 12-Jan-04 20:02
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.................................... .........Sphinx ? 233 Bent 12-Jan-04 20:07
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.................................. ...........Sphinx ? 236 Steve_L 12-Jan-04 20:08
Re: Raindrops are falling on my................................ .............Sphinx ? 286 Bent 12-Jan-04 20:27
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................S phinx ? 250 ArmchairObserver 12-Jan-04 20:20
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................S phinx ? 231 Anne-Marie 12-Jan-04 21:04
Re: Raindrops are falling on my............................................ .Sphinx ? 234 W. L. Nixon 12-Jan-04 21:20
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.......................................... ...Sphinx ? 228 Anne-Marie 12-Jan-04 21:27
Re: Raindrops are falling on my............................................ .Sphinx ? 225 ArmchairObserver 12-Jan-04 21:35
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.......................................... ...Sphinx ? 251 Anne-Marie 12-Jan-04 21:55
Re: Raindrops are falling on my........................................ .....Sphinx ? 251 mdsquared 13-Jan-04 18:27
Re: Raindrops are falling on my...................................... .......Sphinx ? 265 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 18:31
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.................................... .........Sphinx ? 247 mdsquared 13-Jan-04 18:46
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.................................. ...........Sphinx ? 240 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 18:53
Re: Raindrops are falling on my................................ .............Sphinx ? 230 mdsquared 13-Jan-04 19:05
Hold on Steve 203 W. L. Nixon 13-Jan-04 19:13
Re: Hold on Steve 203 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 19:28
If you insist, I will ECHO! 242 W. L. Nixon 13-Jan-04 19:36
Re: If you insist, I will ECHO! 234 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 19:45
Re: If you insist, I will ECHO! 242 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 19:56
Re: If you insist, I will ECHO! 230 W. L. Nixon 13-Jan-04 20:04
No caps please Warwick! 238 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 21:15
Re: No caps please Warwick! 212 W. L. Nixon 14-Jan-04 18:17
Re: Hold on Steve 266 mdsquared 13-Jan-04 20:02
Re: Hold on Steve 233 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 20:33
Re: Hold on Steve 238 Cynnara 13-Jan-04 23:25
Re: Hold on Steve 193 Bent 14-Jan-04 00:17
The Problem with 'Wet Sand' 237 R Avry Wilson 14-Jan-04 02:59
Re: The Problem with 'Wet Sand' 242 Bent 14-Jan-04 03:38
Re: Hold on Steve 224 Cynnara 14-Jan-04 04:41
Re: Hold on Steve 241 Bent 14-Jan-04 06:18
Re: Hold on Steve 245 Cynnara 14-Jan-04 06:41
Re: Hold on Steve 232 Bent 14-Jan-04 07:10
Re: Hold on Steve 239 Cynnara 14-Jan-04 07:43
Re: Hold on Steve 242 Zosimos 14-Jan-04 19:54
Re: Hold on Steve 243 scimitar 14-Jan-04 09:54
Re: Hold on Steve 232 G. VDC 14-Jan-04 06:11
Re: Hold on Steve 234 Anne-Marie 13-Jan-04 19:38
Re: Raindrops are falling on my................................ .............Sphinx ? 220 Cynnara 13-Jan-04 23:14
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................. ...............Sphinx ? 195 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 23:30
Re: Raindrops are falling on my............................ .................Sphinx ? 212 Cynnara 13-Jan-04 23:35
I think you're being unfair 275 Claire 14-Jan-04 10:06
Re: I think you're being unfair 233 Steve_L 14-Jan-04 21:20
simpler still 258 W. L. Nixon 14-Jan-04 21:37
Re: Raindrops are falling on my............................ .................Sphinx ? 250 Cynnara 13-Jan-04 23:38
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.......................... ...................Sphinx ? 229 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 23:58
Re: Raindrops are falling on my........................ .....................Sphin x ? 191 Cynnara 14-Jan-04 00:03
Re: Raindrops are falling on my...................... .......................S phinx ? 254 Steve_L 14-Jan-04 00:48
Consensus 219 Steve_L 14-Jan-04 00:52
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.................... ...................... ...Sphinx ? 176 Cynnara 14-Jan-04 05:59
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.......................................... ...Sphinx ? 218 Anne-Marie 12-Jan-04 21:56
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.......................................... ...Sphinx ? 207 Anne-Marie 12-Jan-04 21:57
Re: Raindrops are falling on my........................................ .....Sphinx ? 205 Steve_L 12-Jan-04 22:05
Re: Raindrops are falling on my........................................ .....Sphinx ? 217 Anne-Marie 12-Jan-04 22:11
Re: Raindrops are falling on my...................................... .......Sphinx ? 234 W. L. Nixon 12-Jan-04 22:19
Re: Raindrops are falling on my...................................... .......Sphinx ? 221 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 02:19
Re: Raindrops are falling on my...................................... .......Sphinx ? 236 G. VDC 13-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Raindrops are falling on my............................................ .Sphinx ? 256 G. VDC 13-Jan-04 05:57
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.......................................... ...Sphinx ? 239 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 06:00
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 214 Steve_L 12-Jan-04 20:07
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 223 Bent 12-Jan-04 20:10
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphin x ? 197 Steve_L 12-Jan-04 20:12
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sph inx ? 227 Bent 12-Jan-04 20:23
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................S phinx ? 218 Steve_L 12-Jan-04 21:14
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 232 rainman 13-Jan-04 00:47
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 187 Bent 13-Jan-04 01:11
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 243 rainman 13-Jan-04 01:28
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphin x ? 221 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 02:34
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphin x ? 228 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 02:39
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sph inx ? 233 rainman 13-Jan-04 02:50
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................S phinx ? 235 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 02:56
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphinx ? 234 rainman 13-Jan-04 02:56
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sphin x ? 257 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 02:58
Re: Raindrops are falling on my.............................................Sph inx ? 186 rainman 13-Jan-04 02:59
A bit of moderation, please!! 247 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 03:03
Re: A bit of moderation, please!! 222 rainman 13-Jan-04 03:21
R.O.T.F.L.M.A.O/PP 225 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 03:28
Re: R.O.T.F.L.M.A.O/PP 242 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 03:30
Steve... 245 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 04:36
Re: Steve... 223 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 05:55
Re: Steve... 188 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 06:04
Poster Banned 224 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 04:17
Re: Poster Banned 202 Anne-Marie 13-Jan-04 08:29
Re: Poster Banned 183 Jaimi 13-Jan-04 15:09
Re: Poster Banned 222 Anne-Marie 13-Jan-04 16:05
Re: Poster Banned 224 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 16:19
Re: Poster Banned 216 Anne-Marie 13-Jan-04 17:41
Re: Poster Banned 238 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 18:17
Re: Poster Banned 215 Anne-Marie 13-Jan-04 19:47
Re: Poster Banned 194 W. L. Nixon 13-Jan-04 16:24
Re: Poster Banned 229 Steve_L 13-Jan-04 16:27
Re: Poster Banned 196 Anne-Marie 13-Jan-04 17:54
Please Anne... 228 W. L. Nixon 13-Jan-04 18:10
Re: Please Anne... 226 Anne-Marie 13-Jan-04 19:50
Re: Please Anne... 220 W. L. Nixon 13-Jan-04 19:58
Re: Poster Banned 221 Cynnara 13-Jan-04 22:47
Re: Poster Banned 225 Anne-Marie 14-Jan-04 18:45
Re: Gutters and drains in AE attn: Gerd 213 ArmchairObserver 13-Jan-04 16:13
Re: Gutters and drains in AE attn: Gerd 228 G. VDC 14-Jan-04 06:33
Re: Gutters and drains in AE attn: Gerd 207 ArmchairObserver 14-Jan-04 15:39
Re: Gutters and drains in AE attn: Gerd 235 G. VDC 15-Jan-04 05:52


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