Trip to the Wadi El Hammamat quarry from Marsa Alam
- Visit to the Wadi El Hammamat quarry
- Thousands of years old hieroglyphs and carvings
- Former site of gold mining Umm Fawakhir
- Ancient Roman fort Qasr El Banat
All about the trip
One of the most important quarries called Wadi El Hammamat, where the driver takes you, is located about 50 km from El Quseir. This place used to be a busy commercial crossroads in antiquity. It also has old patterns and hieroglyphs carved in stones that are some three thousand years old. Precious sarcophagi or interior decoration of pyramids were produced from the silt that was mined here. An important Egyptian archaeological find is the so-called Narmer Palette over two thousand years old, which is made from this material. Equally interesting is the former Umm Fawakhir gold mines or the ancient Roman fortress Qasr El Banat. Lovers of unusual places and history will be really excited about the trip.What Wikipedia Says
What is included in the price
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Marsa Alam
- Professional guide
- Mineral water, soft drinks and snacks
What is not included in the price
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off out of Marsa Alam
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