Serabit el Khadim is the only significant Pharaonic site in the Sinai, featuring a temple dedicated to the Goddess Hathor, turquoise mines and Pharaonic inscriptions atop a rocky plateau. It is located where a sandy desert and eroded, flat, rocky ranges meet and you have great views on Ramlat Hmeyer and the Tih Plateau. Wadi Maghara, much further south, is another place where turquoise was mined, featuring a Pharaonic carving. Wadi Mukattab, also called the Valley of Inscriptions, has scripts including the Proto-Sinaitic, said to be the foundation of modern writing. The three sites can be connected on foot as part of a long but easy trek. Much of the walk is along dirt roads and occasionally cars drive by, but you will see some spectacular spots.
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