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Egypt : al-Šarqiyya

6.0 km (3.7 miles) SE of `Ušaš Tayyib Salama, al-Šarqiyya, Egypt
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 31°S 148°W

Accuracy: 15 m (49 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View from 31N 32E to the North. #3: View from 31N 32E to the West. #4: View from 31N 32E to the South. #5: View from 31N 32E to the East. #6: Garmin Screen #7: I hope this bridge is strong enough! #8: Local family living opposite the rickety bridge and about 700 m from the Confluence. #9: My Bawwāb (Building watchman cum car cleaner and odd job man) about died when he saw this come home.

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  31°N 32°E  

#1: Confluence Point 31N 32E is just inside the fish pond in the foreground.

(visited by Dave Morrison)

14-Feb-2004 -- Had to visit Dumyāṭ for work over the weekend. Decided to pick up 31N 32E on the way back to Cairo. Expected to get there by blacktop except for the last 1 km. Got lost, blacktops turned into mud tracks which were slick after heavy local rain showers, but made it in the end. My Bawwāb about died when he saw what he would have to wash off the car.

Time, not distance is the measure of travel on the rather chaotic minor roads of the Nile Delta. I ended up on the wrong side of a canal about 500 north of the point and had to cross a very rickety foot bridge that I had serious doubts about it taking my weight, but the local family that lived opposite was friendly and encouraging. I think the young man minding the Fish farm where the point was located thought I was nuts and refused to be photographed.

Thanks to Steve Price for the loan of the Garmin and to Jim Roberts for the map of the immediate location.


 All pictures
#1: Confluence Point 31N 32E is just inside the fish pond in the foreground.
#2: View from 31N 32E to the North.
#3: View from 31N 32E to the West.
#4: View from 31N 32E to the South.
#5: View from 31N 32E to the East.
#6: Garmin Screen
#7: I hope this bridge is strong enough!
#8: Local family living opposite the rickety bridge and about 700 m from the Confluence.
#9: My Bawwāb (Building watchman cum car cleaner and odd job man) about died when he saw this come home.
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
This Confluence is located about 10 km ENE of the ancient site of Tanis.