An-Nekhel Fortress

An-Nekhel Fortress

An-Nekhel Fortress is a castle located in the Nekhel Municipality of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. It holds a strategic location at the exact center of the peninsula. It has historically been an important stop and staging ground for Muslim pilgrims undertaking the Hajj or Umra.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: North Sinai Governorate

Site History: 16th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: The An-Nakhl fortress, a stage on the pilgrimage route to Mecca

Date of Submission: 2003

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