The Nile delta in the Sinai

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The Nile delta in the Sinai

Postby kbs2244 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:25 pm

From todays news page

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent ... cover.aspx

I find the reference to a dried up branch of the Nile interesting.

The present day North Sinai government district is east of the Suez Canal.
A long way from the Nile.

This would mean that in Roman times the Nile delta spread far more to the east than presently.

Some time ago we had a long discussion on the Nile flowing into the Red Sea.
This may be more evidence of that possibility.
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Re: The Nile delta in the Sinai

Postby Minimalist » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:41 pm

Certainly not an unreasonable hypothesis.

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I mean, this is what Tanis looks like today.

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Re: The Nile delta in the Sinai

Postby circumspice » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:36 pm

Branches of the Nile are always silting up & changing course. This happens on all the great rivers. Look at what happened to the Harrapan civilization. Once their major channels started drying up, they began to abandon all the larger cities, migrating to the smaller ones where rivers were still reliable. Unless the Egyptian authorities keep the Nile dredged on a regular basis, that oxbow at Dendarra is going to close off & the Nile will change its course slightly, probably just enough to make Dendarra a footnote in history.
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