Gulf of Suez - Saracen Castle - Day 29 October 12th 2007 The next day we drove west and then north up the Gulf of Suez before turning inland - we had read of a Saracen Castle (still largely intact according to the Guide Book). We missed it the first time, and had to turn back but eventually saw it perched on top of a hill. Jeremy and I climbed up to see it - it was absolutely derelict but the views from the top across Sinai were stunning.
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Africa » Egypt » Lower Egypt » Suez The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a ser... ... read more