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|Description ||Hdhabat Chajaj Nawamis
In central south Sinai there old tombs from the 5th millennium BCE.
The Beduin call them NAWAMIS (plu.) and Namus (sing.). The facing West door is built from local sandstone.
According to prof. O. Bar-Yosef, pre-dinastic people belived that the soul departed westward to the under world.
All the tombs in the main part of Egypt are on the western of the Nile.
The Nawamis in Southern Sinai are built from local stones, in this area, sand stone, but there is places like W. Zalaqa it's built from local limestone. The construction of the Nawamis is interesting as Namus in Arabic is moskito. The local legend is that when the Israelites were dweling in the desert they encountered a plague of moskitos, so they constracted Nawmis to hide.
Gps Hadhabat Hajaj: Dec.- E' 34 22' 51' , N' 28 51' 59'
IL datum (old):E' 08875 N' 80852
Picture of "Motist Junior"|
|the gate of the Namus is facing west |
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