12 Nawamis, Sinai Peninsula; Egypt

Around Mount Moses and Mount Katarina in the centre of Sinai peninsula can be found some (nine by bibliography) complexes with small, corbelled objects, named nawamis.

The findings in the objects (human bones) tells us about the use: those were the tombs. Radiocarbon investigations, made with both bones and stones, tell us about the age: 4000 years. But construction can not be so old without regular maintaining, and this age is not so real for the shelters themselves.

Inner part is typical corbelling, outside there is oval built walls, more or less vertical until the gravelled roof. Nowadays roof is more or less concave: but gravel disappeared in time and it is not original shape.



 
 
 
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