Nawamis are circular stone tombs located in the Sinai desert. The bones found in the tombs date from 4000–3150 BCE.
We climbed to the top of this steep hill to see them, and got great views of the surrounding area. You can see how high the hill is from the size of the people you can see standing next to the Nawamis in two of the photos taken as we climbed from the base.
Nawamis are constructed of sandstone, about 2–2.5 m (6.6–8.2 ft) high and 3–6 m (9.8–20 ft) in diameter, and have openings facing West. Some authorities believe that the stone structures are younger than the remains found in them. There are two places called Nawamis in South Sinai.
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