Pharaoh’s Island

Pharaoh’s Island

Pharaoh's Island is an island in the northern Gulf of Aqaba off the shore of Egypt's eastern Sinai Peninsula. Crusaders built a citadel on the island, which they called Ile de Graye. In December 1170, Saladin conquered the island and reconstructed the citadel which became later Saladin Citadel.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: South Sinai Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 12th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Crusaders

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Pharaon Island

Date of Submission: 1994

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