Berenike is located in Egypt, approximately 300 km (200 m) east of Aswan and 800 km (500 m) south of Suez. It is on the west coast of the Red Sea, just south of the large peninsula Ras Benas which is clearly visible in the centre left of the satellite picture above.

The Berenike Project is a multi-disciplinary archaeological research project studying the remains of Berenike, the most important harbour on the Red Sea coast between the third century BC and the sixth century AD. From here trade was conducted, in Ptolemaic and Roman times, between Rome, Alexandria, Arabia Felix (Yemen), the African East coast and the Indian sub-continent.

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