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Pharaonic monuments in the Oases

Monday، 28 August 2017 - 01:27 PM

The Temple of Hibis

Situated about a kilometer to the north of Kharga, this temple dates back to the XXVlth dynasty and was used until the end of the Roman period. The temple was dedicated to the cult of the Theban Triad, Amun, Mut and Khonsu. The most prominent feature of the temple is its twelve columned hypostyle hall, containing painted reliefs of the falcon-headed god Horus, riding a lion and fighting evil, personified as the god Seth, represented as a serpent.

Cleopatra's Pool

One of the most famous attractions in Siwa is Cleopatra's pool, a stone pool fed by a natural hot spring, where the Egyptian queen herself is said to have swam on her visit to Siwa. Tourists have all been doing the same for years now; after all, a nice swim is so refreshing after a hot summer day tour!

You will find a cabin nearby where you can change into your bathing suit but bear in mind that women should give more thought to their swimming attire; the local men aren’t used to the sight of a woman in a swimsuit. A tee-shirt is advised.


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