Western Desert Oases

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  • 1. Antiquities Office

    Museum/Gallery

    The local antiquities office sells a combination ticket that includes admission to the five major sights—the Mummy Exhibit, the Tombs of Zed...Read More

  • 2. Black Desert

    Nature Sight

    South of Bawiti lies the Black Desert, a Martian landscape of orange sand and black peaks formed by a string of ancient volcanoes. Off-road...Read More

  • 3. Oasis Heritage Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Local artist Mahmoud Eid opened the museum to display his interesting and extensive works of art, which depict scenes of traditional oasis life...Read More

  • 4. Temple of Ain al-Muftillah

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Once thought to be four separate chapels, this temple was built during the 26th Dynasty by the governor of the oasis (his tomb was among those...Read More

  • 5. Temple of Alexander the Great

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Surrounding this desolate ruin made of sandstone are more ruins of mud-brick storerooms and living quarters. The sanctuary contains the eroded...Read More

  • 6. Tomb of Amenhotep Huy

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    If you've seen the tombs of Saqqara or Luxor, this one is likely to disappoint; the few reliefs are in very poor condition, and you will need...Read More

  • 7. Tombs of Zed Amun Ef Ankh and Bannentiu

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    These 26th-Dynasty tombs are proof that in ancient Egypt if you had enough wealth you could buy eternity. The wealthy merchant and his son,...Read More

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