Qasr Ibrim, Egypt

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Carole Raddato
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published on 14 March 2022

Qasr Ibrim is the site of a fortress in Lower Nubia, Egypt. Throughout its long history, ranging from as early as 1000 BCE to 1813 CE, it controlled the traffic on the river and routes through the eastern desert. It is the only ancient Nubian site in Egypt to have remained in situ. Before the construction of the High Dam and the creation of Lake Nasser, Qasr Ibrim stood on a clifftop some sixty metres above the river.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2022, March 14). Qasr Ibrim, Egypt. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15447/qasr-ibrim-egypt/

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Raddato, Carole. "Qasr Ibrim, Egypt." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 14, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15447/qasr-ibrim-egypt/.

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