Jabal al-Ṭārif

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Jabal al-Ṭārif is an archaeologically and historically important cliff area within the boundaries of Egypt.


Situated in close proximity to the cliff is Hamra Dūm.[1][2]

Sacred writings[edit]

It is also the location where the Nag Hammadi library writings were found by tribesmen known as Mohammed Ali and Abu al-Maid (sons of Ali Khalifa), belonging to a clan named al-Samman.[3][4][5]


The place is the location of tombs of ancient Egyptians.[6][7][8] [9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ James McConkey Robinson, Richard Smith books.google.co.uk The Nag Hammadi library in English BRILL, 1996 ISBN 9004088563[Retrieved 2011-12-16]
  2. ^ ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu website (CISOPTR1063)
  3. ^ ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu website (CISOSORT) image 1 & image 25 information [Retrieved 2011-10-24]
  4. ^ Sakil Ahmad et al [R. Khanam (editor)] books.google.co.uk Encyclopaedic ethnography of Middle-East and Central Asia: A-I, Volume 1 ISBN 81-8220-062-8 [Retrieved 2011-12-16]
  5. ^ Egypt. Maṣlaḥat al-Āthār books.google.co.uk The Facsimile Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices, Volume 15 (133 pages) BRILL, 1984 ISBN 9004073086[Retrieved 2011-12-16]
  6. ^ Claremont University Consortium : ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu website (CISOBOX1) (see  : image descriptions 11,13, & 14 - 26 ) [Retrieved 2011-10-29](Google search - google.co.uk > ( ntikforever.com/Egypte/Biblios.../Biblio-H.htm antikforever.com
  7. ^ ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu website ( CISOPTR ) photograph of ancient egyptian writing inscribed in to a cave Copyright © Claremont University Consortium [Retrieved 2011-12-14]
  8. ^ ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu website (CISOSTART) images of ancient egyptian writing inscribed or painted on the cave walls or otherwise [images 11 to 30 these images show this description] [Retrieved 2011-12-14]
  9. ^ boltonmuseums.org.uk [Retrieved 2011-12-14] from griffith.ox.ac.uk Stela(Thauti) [Retrieved 2011-12-14] from (CISOPTR329) [Retrieved 2011-12-14]

External links[edit]

  • Copyright © Claremont University Consortium ccdl.libraries ( CISOROOT ) photograph [Retrieved 2011-10-27] (shows a photographic still (montone) taken from height, of the area of the place)
  • flashearth.com interactive global mapping site (NASA satellite imaging ) [Retrieved 2011-10-27] (online map (colour)