On the western side of the Sinai is one of the rare traces left by the Ancient Egyptians in the peninsula. The Serabit el Khadem Temple of Hathor is located in the rocky mountainous landscape among an ancient turquoise mine settlement which provided the pharaohs with beautiful stones used to make ornaments, jewelry, and blue paint. You can see the huts of the miners, and the engravings they left on the walls, including images of the ships that transported the stones to the Nile Valley. Reaching the temple is an adventure; you will enjoy a 4X4 safari to get to the site, followed by a short hike. An example of how the pharaohs improved their structures throughout each dynasty, it is a beautiful and fascinating site with a stunning backdrop.