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Pharaoh's Island or Isle of Graia refers to an island in the northern Gulf of Aqaba some 200 meters east off the shore of Egypt's eastern Sinai Peninsula.

in the 12th century, Crusaders defending the route between Cairo and Damascus controlled by the nearby city of Aqaba, in Jordan, built a citadel on the small island, which they called Ile de Graye, referred to as Ayla or Aila in Arabic chronicles of the era. By the winter of 1116, the island was almost deserted

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  • Copyright: Francesco De Florio (deffra) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 65] (565)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-10-21
  • Categories: Castles
  • Exposure: f/0.6, 1/333 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2019-08-18 6:32
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