CAIRO - 29 December 2019: Serabit el-Khadem is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in West Sinai for tourists and archaeologists alike.
It is also one of the most important archaeological areas in the peninsula, which bears indications of the creativity of the ancient Egyptians in exploiting the mineral resources of Sinai.
Archaeologist Mustafa Nourel-Din, director of the South Sinai and Red Sea Training Center, told Egypt Today that It is possible to invest Serabit el-Khadem region to be a source of national income without compromising its nature.
He also added that some archaeological areas in South Sinai such as Oyoun Moussa, Wadi Grandel, Wadi Ferran and Jabal Sirbal are closely related to religious events. Other areas such as Rawd Amira, Wadi Al-Hamr and Wadi al-Khaleejare related to the ancient Egyptian mining activity, where they used to extract copper and turquoise.
The Temple of Hathor is considered one of the largest ancient Egyptian monuments in Sinai where the temple contains memorial halls for numerous pharaos, including Amenemhat l, Senusret l, Tuthmosislll, Hatshepsut and Ramses II.
Nour el-Dinsaid that the Ministry of Antiquities implemented a project to develop the archaeological area in 2010. The development project included paving the road leading to Serabit el-Khadem with a length of about 7 km, developing the road leading to Hathor Temple, and establishing an administrative building for the archaeological area in Serabit el-Khadem, in addition to developing the archaeological areas of Wadi el-Nassab, Wadi el-Sahou.