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Berenike fortress on the Red Sea coast found

January 11, 2019 - General

Archaeologists in Egypt have found the fortress that protected the Berenike port, on the coast of the Red Sea, which along with other ports on the coast also served as a passage of war elephants for the army of the Ptolemies.

Section of the northern defensive wall of Berenike, viewed from the west
[Credit: S.E. Sidebotham/Antiquity]The construction of the fortress was made at the time of the Ptolemaic Dynasty. The fortifications are…

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