Hamrah Dawm

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Hamrah Dawm
Hamrah Dawm is located in Egypt
Hamrah Dawm
Hamrah Dawm
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 26°6′N 32°20′E / 26.100°N 32.333°E / 26.100; 32.333
Country  Egypt
Governorate Qena
Time zone EST (UTC+2)

Hamrah Dawm (Hamra Dom, Hamrat Dūm) is a small village in Upper Egypt. It is situated near the city of Qena, about 80 kilometres north-west of Luxor.[1]

Overview[edit]

Located on the west bank of the Nile in the Qena Governorate. It is known for being near the Jabal al-Tarif cliff [2] in which the Gnostic Gospels of the Nag Hammadi library were found [3] by Mohammed Ali Samman in December 1945.[4] Known to have been inhabited by the Hawara tribe at least during the period prior to and including 1945.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ GNS official US names database 00:14 (UTC), 16 December 2007
  2. ^ James McConkey Robinson, Richard Smith books.google.co.uk The Nag Hammadi library in English BRILL, 1996 ISBN 9004088563[Retrieved 2011-12-16]
  3. ^ see description for image 25 - photographs taken at the time of an excavation retrieved 17:32 (UTC) 24.10.2011
  4. ^ The Nag Hammadi discovery of manuscripts retrieved 00:08(UTC), December 16th, 2007
  5. ^ James McConkey Robinson, Richard Smith books.google.co.uk The Nag Hammadi library in English BRILL, 1996 ISBN 9004088563[Retrieved 2011-12-16]

External links[edit]

  • Nag Hammadi library ( article with five photographs and a map) retrieve 00:14(UTC), 16 December 2007

Coordinates: 26°6′0″N 32°20′0″E / 26.10000°N 32.33333°E / 26.10000; 32.33333