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Vessels passing the bar at the Rosetta Mouth of the Nile, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Vessels passing the bar at the Rosetta Mouth of the Nile, 1854. Creator: Unknown


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Vessels passing the bar at the Rosetta Mouth of the Nile, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Vessels passing the bar at the Rosetta Mouth of the Nile, 1854. Ships off the north coast of Egypt. As we approached the bar of sand, which constantly shifts its position, and prevents vessels of any considerable tonnage entering the Nile, porpoises and numbers of seabirds sported round the vessel; and we encountered a little fleet of djermes, the coasting boats of Egypt, whose pretty lateen sails are very picturesque objects...To the east, a low shore is indented with lagunes, which furnish salt to the Egyptians. Two forts command the Mouth of the Nile. When constructed by Mohammed Ali, they stood upon the sea-shore; now the yearly deposit of sand has so accumulated, that the forts are above half a mile from the shore...Some distance up the left bank of the river stands Fort St Julian; near this was found the celebrated trilingual "Rosetta Stone", in the British Museum'. From "Illustrated London News", 1854

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This photograph captures the moment vessels navigate the treacherous Rosetta Mouth of the Nile in 1854. The image, taken from the north coast of Egypt, showcases a collection of ships skillfully maneuvering around the shifting sandbar that guards the entrance to the Nile. The bar, a natural obstacle, prevents larger vessels from entering the river and is a constant challenge for mariners. As the ships approach the bar, the waters come alive with the playful antics of porpoises and various seabirds. In the foreground, a fleet of traditional Egyptian djermes, with their pretty lateen sails, can be seen. To the east, a low-lying shore is dotted with lagoons, providing essential salt for the local population. Two forts, commanding the Mouth of the Nile, are visible in the background. These forts, Fort St Julian and Rosetta Fort, were initially constructed upon the sea-shore by Mohammed Ali. However, the relentless accumulation of sand over the years has caused them to be more than half a mile from the shore. The Rosetta Fort is particularly noteworthy as it is the site where the famous Rosetta Stone was discovered. This trilingual artifact, now housed in the British Museum, played a crucial role in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. This photograph, taken from the esteemed 'Illustrated London News' in 1854, offers a fascinating glimpse into the history and natural beauty of the Rosetta Mouth of the Nile. The image not only showcases the challenges faced by mariners but also highlights the rich cultural heritage of this remarkable region.

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