This place as been hijacked by a Bedouin called Mohammed Hassan Ouda and his accomplices. They attacked the volunteer workers with violence trying to kill them.
They stole everything the workers team owned, including the personal possessions of 20 years of live there.
Mohammed Hassan Ouda as been in jail several times ( like his accomplices) for all kind off crimes.
This village can not be save as long as authorities are affraid to intervene in Bedouin crimes. Be aware for all off you going to Nuweiba Sinai.
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Sounds of the desert
… the Queen of the Dance, the Mistress of Music, the Queen of the Harp Playing, the Lady of the Choral Dance, the Queen of Wreath Weaving, the Mistress of Inebriety Without End.
van 24/04 to 4/05/2008
Those who would experience the Sinai desert can can never forget its incomparable beauty…
For many visitors to Egypt, their experience of Sinai may be limited to a stay in Sharm el-Sheikh, Dahab or Taba.
Remaining in one of those luxury hotels and visiting clubs or beach parties.
The most intrepid of them may book a trip into the desert with acclimated busses or jeeps driving them along the asfalt roads to St Catherine’s Monastry, or, they even can decide to go with a cruise boat to Jordan but the beauty of the real Sinai is still not easily explored by the average tourist.
The antiquity of the land can be felt all around….
Some say Sinai is named after a Lunar divinity called Sin, though the true origins of the land are buried as deep as the canyons of its lunar landschapes.
Vast soft golden and apricot sandy land surrounded on all sides by huge formations of rocks offering an ever-changing colour scale.
Millions of years ago Egypt and Saudi Arabia where attached to each other in the land mass known as the Great Rift Valley. Thermal currents, the movement of the continental plates, volcanic activity formed this triangular area called today ” The Peninsula of Sinai”.
The El-Tih Plateau, a high area of limestone formed during the Tertiary Period divides the Sinai into his middle.
The southern part of Sinai was formed by volcanic action on the sea bed producing large areas of granite and basalt and bounded in the coastal region by ancient coral formations.
Sinai is not only geologist’s paradise…
Sinai and this part of the Red Sea is also a vertitable paradise for divers but espacely for amators of nature, culture, religions and history.
The region of Serabit El Khadem is rich in precious minerals such as copper, malachite and turquoise. Archaeological investigations have shown that migrating peoples crossed Sinai between Africa and Asia since the prehistoric periods.
From the beginning of Egyptian history mining and smelting of copper led to an increased population in Sinai as colonisers began to move south and several sites have been found which were exploited from very early times but systematic mining and quarrying really began when the Pharaohs sent expeditions to investigate the area during the Early Dynastic Period.
The most important archaeological sites in Sinai is Serabit el-Khadim. The highly prised Turquoise, was mined here by the Egyptians at least from 3500 BC.