ENHG field trip to Wadi Aboul



ENHG field trip to Wadi Aboul 2004

A collection of photos from one of our many trips to Wadi Aboul.

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A small fragment of mudbrick, suggesting smelter in the vicinity
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Reverse of the mudbrick fragment; no smelter has been found at Aboul to date
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Several mouse-tailed bats in one of the fort's rooms
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Looking up the staircase to the parapet of the fort
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Ceilings have collapsed leaving rotting palm beams in some areas of the fort
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A view of the parapet with evidence of failing roofing material
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The old rifle slots
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View from the fort of the modern settlement and Mahdah beyond
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The ceiling has collapsed in one room at the fort
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A view over the cemetery of the old mosque in the settlement beyond the fort
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One of the many Islamic graves in the cemetery
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View of the oasis still being cultivated at Aboul
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Cemeteries at Aboul do not feature aloe vera as is the case in other cemeteries we visit
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A rough shelter located up the wadi above the cultivated area
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Detail of the stone work in front of the opening


 


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