I Discover the True Location of Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham Fort!

Using the sound guidance of this image, I finally found the true location of the westernmost ancient Egyptian fort yet discovered. For information about the site, see this archived GeoCities page. For an article about the site (with inaccurate plan), see here. I’ve also updated the Wikipedia coordinates.

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

5 thoughts on “I Discover the True Location of Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham Fort!”

    1. Did you try to use the Overlay feature in Google Earth? The plan in the book cannot be coherently fitted to the facts on the ground without significant distortion. Apparently, the plan in the book is a seriously flawed composite of several accurate plans. Also, the North arrow is off.

  1. actually google earth wasn’t available to the general public in 1999, and the plan looks like a pretty good approximation to me

  2. @wakawakawaka
    -Not a chance in hell your comment is going to get published here when you don’t read my Comment Policy, but, yes, I find Henry Smith of Associates for Biblical Research a little condescending (though nowhere near as condescending as some people I’ve met in real life). It’s his assumptions of the truth of numerous Christian claims (and his fundamentalism & presuppositionalism) that annoy me most.

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