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The Egyptian resort town of Sharm El Sheikh

03-24-2021


The Egyptian resort town of Sharm El Sheikh Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency (ESA) provides a glimpse of the famous coastal resort town of Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt.

Located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in between the desert and the Red Sea, this region was a vacation destination for ancient Romans and Greeks all the way back to the 4th century B.C.

Divers are attracted to Sharm El Sheikh to explore the diverse marine life found in the Red Sea, including hundreds of coral reefs. Ras Muhammad National Park one of the most popular diving destinations in the region, with its clear warm water and breathtaking desert landscape.

The Authorities in Egypt announced earlier this week that the completion of the wall is encircling the Red Sea resort town of Sharm El Sheikh in South Sinai, according to a statement made by Tamer Makram, the head of the South Sinai Investors, to Youm7. The attack took place on Egypt’s Revolution Day, a public holiday in Egypt, and was part of a strategy of hurting Egypt’s economy by disrupting tourism, a major industry.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: European Space Agency

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