Abandoned City - Al Qsar - Egypt

Help Support Derelict Places:

UrbanX

Moderate Moderator
Joined
Apr 2, 2007
Messages
7,487
Reaction score
8,026
Location
Cambridge
Not posted a report for ages, so thought I’d share this mini-report.

The Abandoned city of Al Qasr is pretty much in the dead centre of Egypt. We passed it on a 2,000km off-road roadtrip. It’s from around mediaeval times, and has just become abandoned over time as people have moved to the bigger cities.

This is probably the oddest FE link I’ve ever posted!
http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=27.069465&lon=27.959957&z=8.6&r=0&src=msl

In we go:
IMG_4052AlQasr.jpg


The whole city is covered, allowing business to carry on as usual, no matter how fierce the sun became.
Our guide Mohamed showing us through the ‘streets‘
IMG_4056AlAlQasr.jpg


The School:
IMG_4057AlQasr.jpg


Rooftopping, Egyptian stylee
IMG_4059AlQasr.jpg


I’m not exactly sure how many people lived here, but it’s a fair sized place.
IMG_4058AlQasr.jpg


Olive oil press. We gave this fella a few pence to show us how it worked:
IMG_4055AlQasr.jpg


Enjoy, sorry it's only a short one!
 

Foxylady

Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2007
Messages
8,760
Reaction score
1,063
Location
East Devon's Jurassic Park!
Oh, that's great. I love places like that. One of my all-time wish list visits are the ancient parts of Rome which are now underground due to having been built on. :mrgreen:
Cheers, Urb. :)
 

kite flyer

Regular Member
Joined
Jan 26, 2008
Messages
17
Reaction score
1
Fabulous. I have been involved in an archaeological project based in Kharga and looking at late Roman period fortified settlements. There's a lot to see in that area.
 

UrbanX

Moderate Moderator
Joined
Apr 2, 2007
Messages
7,487
Reaction score
8,026
Location
Cambridge
Cheers for the comments.
Not sure on the water front, a handful of people still inhabit the city. I visited on a 2,000km off-road jaunt across the dessert!
 
Top