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Beja in Halayeb

a Bishari bedouin from the Beja tribe on the way to Gebel Elba. Bisharia bedouins are nomads living in the area between the Nile and the Red Sea, in the vicinity of Southern Egypt and north Sudan. Bisharia are a subgroup of the Beja people who are bilingual in Beja and Arabic. They call themselves "sons of the Jinns", they were constantly at war with the Romans. In the Middle Ages, they were known as Beja, and convoyed pilgrims from the Nile valley to Aidhab, the port of embarkation for Jeddah. They have acted as guides to caravans through the Nubian desert and up the Nile valley.

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 12.2015
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 15, 2016, 9:09 a.m.
Camera Make: FUJIFILM
Camera Model: X-T1
Focal Length: 23mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: ISO200
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