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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Abu Hamed

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A town of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan on the right bank of the Nile, 345 m. by rail N. of Khartum. It stands at the centre of the great S-shaped bend of the Nile, and from it the railway to Wadi Halfa strikes straight across the Nubian desert, a little west of the old caravan route to Korosko. A branch railway, 138 m. long, from Abu Hamed goes down the right bank of the Nile to Kareima in the Dongola mudiria. The town is named after a celebrated sheikh buried here, by whose tomb travellers crossing the desert used formerly to deposit all superfluous goods, the sanctity of the saint's tomb ensuring their safety.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Abu Hamed'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/a/abu-hamed.html. 1910.

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