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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
New Discovery, RED SEA: Medieval-Era Graffiti Discovered In Cave In Upper Egypt
The newly discovered text in the Red Sea governorate
cave is thought to have been used by pilgrims and travelers. Written By/ Nevine
Egyptian mission has stumbled upon a cave in Upper Egypt which contains
Medieval-era Arabic graffiti. The
cave was discovered during an archaeological survey carried out at the
archaeological sites located in the area known as the Golden Triangle in the
Red Sea governorate.
Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Abdellatif told Ahram Online that studies
reveals that the cave was a rest house for pilgrims, traders and passengers who
used it to protect themselves from the hot weather during their trips from
Egypt to Mecca or Palestine.
their stay in the cave, said Abdellatif, they carved graffiti on the walls,
some of which remain while others have disappeared due to erosion.
The newly discovered text reads: No God except Allah.
ministry is now studying the possibility of putting the cave on the official
list of antiquities sites in an attempt to protect it, as well as restoring the
Tuni, an archaeologist at the governorate’s Islamic and Coptic Antiquities
Department, said that the texts are composed of two sections. The first reads:
"there is no God except Allah" while the second reads: "God has
returned the poor slave Youssef Bin Hatem Al-Shati to his family in 755 of
Hegira. May God have mercy on him and his parents and all the Muslims. Amen."
describes the texts as unique within the Golden Triangle area, which consists
of the cities of Safaga and Qusseir at its base with the Upper Egyptian city of
Qena at the top.