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The Abraq settlement (no known aliase(s)) is a Ptolemaic. It is still a point of discussion if abraq was a putative road Aswan-Berenike or a southern Ptolemaic route.
The abraq settlement is located lat long.
160m wide, protection of trade route; defensive wall, citadel inside wall, elephant hunting station? Pictographs of elephants, gazelle, cows, warriors on horseback, christian crosses.
3. Hinterland sites: Aswan, Wadi al-Hudi, Bir Abu Hashim, Bir Jaliahya
Sidebotham et al 2008: 331, 352-3; Sidebotham 2011: 88, 128; Linant de Bellefonds (1832); Colston (1850s)