About ‘Almahata Sitta’
‘Almahata Sitta’ – A sequence of seven paintings of the meteorite fall in the Nubian Dessert.
An asteroid entered the Earth‘s atmosphere in October 2008. It exploded above the Nubian Desert in Sudan. Some 600 meteorites were recovered.
It was the first time that an asteroid impact had been predicted prior to its entry into the atmosphere as a meteor.
A search of the impact zone turned up some 600 fragments. These meteorites are collectively named Almahata Sitta, which means „Station Six“ in Arabic and is a train station between Wadi Halfa and Khartoum.