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Nawamis, Egypt

Nawamis are circular prehistoric stone tombs located in the Sinai desert of Egypt, Yemen and Oman. The bones found in the tombs of Egypt date from 4000–3150 BCE.[1]

Nawamis are constructed from sandstone, about 2–2.5 m (6.6–8.2 ft) high and 3–6 m (9.8–19.7 ft) in diameter, and have openings facing west.[2]

Some authorities believe that the stone structures are younger than the remains found therein.[3]

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Location in EgyptEdit

 
Nawamis in Sinai

There are two spots with Nawamis on the road from Dahab to Saint Catherine:

  • Hdhabat Chajaj Nawamis (usually pictured), coordinates: 28.8554010E, 34.3734950N
  • Al trefiya Nawamis (only ruins survive).

Nawamis in Sultanate of OmanEdit

 
Nawamis tombs were found in the areas of Bat, al-khutm and al-Ayn in Sultanate of Oman
 
Nawamis tomb at a museum in Oman

Nawamis tombs were found in the areas of Bat, al-Khutm and al-Ayn in Oman.

Nawamis in YemenEdit

 
Nawamis tombs were found in the Jebel Ruwaik area in Yemen

Nawamis tombs were found in the Jebel Ruwaik area in Yemen.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nawamis". Allsinai.info.
  2. ^ "Nawamis". GoRedSea.com. Archived from the original on 2006-06-19.
  3. ^ "Nawamis, Sinai Peninsula; Egypt". The Stone.

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