Wadi al-Jarf

Wadi al-Jarf

Wadi al-Jarf is the present name for an area on the Red Sea coast of Egypt, south of Suez, that is the site of the oldest known artificial harbor on the world. It is located at the mouth of the Wadi Araba, a major communication corridor between the Nile Valley and the Red Sea, crossing the Eastern Desert. The harbor at the site dates to the Fourth Dynasty of Egypt.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Red Sea Governorate

Site History: Third Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ancient Egyptians

Site Features: Ancient Egyptian Monuments

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