A desert of eastern Egypt between the Nile Valley and the Red Sea. Porphyry, granite, and sandstone found here have been used as building materials since ancient times.
Eastern-desert Sentence Examples
The religion of Palmyra did not differ in essentials from that of the north Syrians and the Arab tribes of the eastern desert.
But he lost his way in the eastern desert and perished with his whole army (484).
This is especially the case where there is also shade to protect them from the midday sun, as in some of the narrow ravines in the eastern desert and in the palm groves of the oases, where various ferns and flowers grow luxuriantly round the springs.
Red-legged and other partridges are found in the eastern desert and the Sinai hills.
In his ninth year he turned his attention to the gold mines in the eastern desert of Nubia and improved the road thither.