Fort of Qaitbey

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Fort of Qaitbey information

Rosetta , Egypt
adult/student E£15/8
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About 5km north of Rosetta along the Nile, this fort was built in 1479 to guard the mouth of the Nile 6km further on. It was on this spot that the famous Rosetta Stone was found; we’ll wager that this is now the site of the lamest historical exhibit in the world, especially in relation to the importance of the discovery that was made here. A round-trip by taxi should cost E£15.