Corrected entry: While the Sahara Desert was at one point transected by three rivers that likely provided a more habitable landscape, those rivers, the Irharhar, the Sahabi and the Kufrah, disappeared under the dunes over 100,000 years ago when the area underwent "desertification." This makes it impossible for the Confederate ironclad to have traversed the desert at all. (Source: http://www.sci-news.com/othersciences/paleoclimatology/science-ancient-rivers-sahara-01385.html).
Corrected entry: The scene depicting Muslim praying is wrong. After sujud (bowing down with forehead touching the ground), you are supposed to sit on your legs for tahiyyad. You are not supposed to stand right away, like how the movie depicts.
Corrected entry: When Ava is fighting on the beach with the two men and Dirk saves her, while the guy in black robes is holding her down by the neck getting ready to stab her with the knife, his hand changes to a lighter skinned hand.
Corrected entry: When the heroes jump onto the moving train, a guard is sitting on a chair on the guardrail enclosed back end of the rearmost carriage. When they are safely on board, the train travels off into the distance, revealing the rear carriage, now without guardrail, guard or chair. (01:11:55 - 01:13:15)airhead
Corrected entry: In the scene where Rudi shoots the man in the truck with the flare gun, the flare explodes in the truck. However you later see the driver's hands as he fights to control the truck. (00:41:30)
Corrected entry: When the boys land at the bottom of the hill under the truck bed, there is a wide shot. If you look closely in front of them, there is an object in the sand. This is the skeleton of Kitty Mannock who was in the plane that crashed. In a deleted scene they notice and examine the skeleton. The producers didn't take it out of the shot.
Corrected entry: It would be absolutely impossible for the three main characters to be able to position their camels and bury themselves in the sand without the train driver noticing them. The train is travelling in a straight line to the plant, and the driver would have seen them.
Corrected entry: Clive Cussler, the original author of the novel "Sahara" that this movie was based on, sued the studio because he felt that the producers had taken too many liberties with the screenplay (e.g. removing/changing crucial scenes or information and adding unnecessary material.).
Corrected entry: When the hundreds of solar panels pivot to get the suns energy and it reflects to the hooded character on the roof, this would have blinded him yet he still managed to see perfectly well after.
Corrected entry: When the captured Al and Dirk are cuffed to the metal platform on the back of the truck, They get free by pushing themselves off the back of the truck. They walk through the sands of the Sahara, without water, cuffed to a heavy, metal platform. Without water and with the high temperatures and the metal platform making it even hotter, it wouldn't take long for them to die.
Corrected entry: This error is in the part where Eva, Dirk and Al are trying to jump on the train. You have three camels by the tracks and the characters buried in the sand, ready to jump as the train passes. Sand gets hot very easily and in the Sahara the temperature reaches 50C. If someone would be buried in the hot sands of the Sahara, the person would be dead very fast.
Corrected entry: When Dirk is cajoling the Admiral into letting him use the boat, he mentions that Davis had 5 gold dollars struck just before the Mint was destroyed at the end of the Civil War. He claims that Stonewall Jackson was the recipient of one of the dollars, but Jackson was killed in May of 1863...two years before the end of the war.
Corrected entry: When the characters "stumbled" across the ship they forgot they were looking for, they fired the cannon to take down a helicopter. That cannon has been sitting there under sand for almost 150 years, and yet it works perfectly?
Corrected entry: In the scene were Dirk, Al, and Eva are driving through the desert in the Jeep, Al is sitting in the back with an FN-FAL. In the next shot, he has an AK-47, and in the shot after that, he's got the FN-FAL again.