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Wadi al-Jarf

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Gabriel Mckee
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Aug 01, 2018 10:36 AM History
Site on the Red Sea Coast in Egypt, used in the Fourth Dynasty as a port for importing turquoise and copper from Sinai. The oldest surviving papyrus from Egypt, dated during the reign of Khufu (26th century BCE), was found at the site.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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Gabriel Mckee, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Wadi al-Jarf: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 06 July 2020]

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