The region of Semna is 15 miles south of and is situated where rocks cross the Nile narrowing its flow—the Semna Cataract.Semna was a fortified area established in the reign of Senusret I on the west bank of the Nile at the southern end of a series of Middle Kingdom fortresses founded during the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt in the area of Lower Nubia.
21.4667° or 21° 28' north
31.0167° or 31° 1' east
Open Location Code
224 metres (735 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 7730424526
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Arabic: سمنة
  • Basque: Semna
  • Catalan: Semna
  • Dutch: Semna
  • English: Semna East
  • French: Forteresses de Semna
  • German: Semna
  • Hungarian: Szemna
  • Italian: Semna
  • Japanese: セムナ
  • Polish: Semna
  • Spanish: Semna

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