archaeological site goes back to 30 BC to 641 AD, when Egypt was a
province of the Roman Empire. Situated
about an hour from Safaga on the road to the Nile. Mons
Claudianus was a granite-mining town and is
the largest and best-preserved Roman site in the Eastern
It was once home to some thousand soldiers and civil quarry men who
mined the beautiful granite, which was sent via the
Nile to beautify Rome.