Monday, June 15, 2009

Mystery of Abu Ballas

To the Northwest of Gebel Quatrani is Abu Ballas, Father of Pots, first discovered by Prince kamal al Din in his Desert wanderings early in this century.Located on the Caravan trail that linked Wadi el Natroun and Wadi el Rayan to the South West.Abu ballas was obviosly a major station where caravans stopped to is 64 Km's from Qasr el Sagha in the middle of the Desert. The Pots scattered around this area date from the Roman Era and consist mainly of smashed Amphorae. There is a second Abu ballas Southwest of Dakhla Oasis on the way to Gilf el Kebir and Kufra Oasis in Libia.Recently me and Fantazmagoria have discovered a third Abu Ballas on the Same Caravan Route that Linked Wadi el natroun with Wadi El Rayan, but this one is located in the South West of the First one, about 130 Km's Southwest.We are still investigating this Site, which seems to be a major station as well as the first one North of Quatrani MT.

Click for Cairo, Egypt Forecast