Courtesy of a private collector | Licence: All Rights Reserved
Courtesy of a private collector | Licence: All Rights Reserved

Ultima Thule, Dec 28th, from the top of the Rock on the 2nd Cataract

Date

28 December 1846

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Courtesy of a private collector

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Location

Rock of Abusir, Great Cataract, Wadi Halfa, Sudan

Country

Tww Comment

The rock was on the Second Cataract (or Great Cataract) of the Nile in Nubia and is now submerged under Lake Nasser. Elwes may have used the term Ultima Thule after Karl Kumm who coined it to refer to southern edge of Muslim North Africa based on a term Greek explorers used for borders of the known world.