THE EGYPTIAN MALDIVES (PART 2) DON’T MISS VISIT DURING YOUR TOUR IN EGYPT
Welcome again, today we complete our conversation about the Egyptian Maldives.
And we talk about the rest of the islands with its fascinating charm, which you shouldn’t miss in your tour in Egypt.
It is an atoll, located about 8 km from Taba and in the middle of the Gulf of Aqaba.
The island is famous for the castle built by (El Nasser Salah El-Din al-Ayyubi), and it is
considered one of the most important Islamic monuments in Sinai.
(Salah El-Din) built the castle to secure the Gulf of Aqaba against foreign invasions and secure the road of pilgrimage and commerce.
The castle is surrounded by high walls and towers for protection and observation.
The fortress also contains everything related to the army of weapons, ammunition, food and living rooms, other facilities and a mosque.
He also found the towers of pigeons used for correspondence at the time.
When you stand on the top of a tower in the (Citadel of Salah El-Din), you can see the borders of Egypt with Saudi Arabia, Jordan and occupied Palestine.
You will be more impressed during your tour in Egypt, and discovering more historical islands.
It is Located near Alexandria coast, north of Abu Qir Bay, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The area of the island is about 350 km.
It is inhabited by Pharaohs and Greeks until the era of (Alexander the Great).
It was once a final stop on the Egyptian
commercial route and is currently under Egyptian navy control.
It was named (Nelson Island) as the commander of the British Navy,
Horatio Nelson, who defeated the French commander of the French
Navy at the famous Abu Qir naval site in “1878”.
The island was known in the ancient by the city of the dead because the Nile
was not reaching it and there is no source of fresh water.
Many tombs have been found showing the style of ancient Egyptians in burial, digging graves and embalming.
Many bodies, mummies, and tools were found beside the deceased. We have already talked about them in an article about embalming.
Part of a vast archaeological site, mostly submerged, was discovered underwater.
The upper part of the island was the best place in the Gulf to control
maritime traffic before the construction of Alexandria and its port.
A lot of archaeological finds were discovered on the island and in the submerged part of them and were preserved in the Museum of the Library of Alexandria.
The trip to the island takes about 45 minutes by steamboat and is very suitable for diving and fishing enthusiasts.
Imagine that you are in the middle of these events during
your tour in Egypt, what is your feeling?
The Green Island…
It is a rocky mass rising above sea level, located in the Gulf of Suez. It was the air defense point of the city of Suez.
The island is characterized by the existence of its
beaches and the sharp edges, spread under the green coral reef so named by that name.
We didn’t end our speech, there are more of that. Just keep in touch.
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