Siwa Oasis facts
One of the destinations isolated from natural beauty is the Siwa Oasis one of the most famous Egypt Oases.
Siwa Oasis to Cairo 600 km from Cairo, near the border with Libya, 50 km from the border.
In the Western Desert of Egypt, 80 km long and 20 km wide.
Has more than 30 thousand inhabitants. Information you want to know about Kharga Oasis.
Most of its inhabitants are Egyptian Berbers who have their language (which is called Siwa), traditions, and customs.
Agriculture considered the main activity of the oasis and most of its production is dates and olives. It also noted for its forest fields.
Siwa Oasis Egypt history
Siwa Oasis tomb A necropolis of the XXVI dynasty discovered in Ancient Egypt and knew in this period as “Sekht-am” which means the land of palms.
In 331 Alexander the Great went to the temple of Amon in the oasis to find out from the oracle if he was the legal pharaoh of Egypt and the son of the god.
The Romans considered the oasis a place for exiles, It said that in 1203 only seven families with 40 people lived in the oasis and later there were 600 inhabitants.
The Temple of Amon
The Temple of Amon: It is famous for the visit of Alexander the Great.
It built in the XXX dynasty. There is the oracle of Amon, which was a medium for the god Amon in ancient Egypt.
Siwa Oasis Salt Lake
Salt Lakes (Maraqi, Siwa, and Zeitun): are salt water pools that float like the Dead Sea, Siwa Oasis water.
It is a natural source of freshwater. It said that Queen Cleopatra bathes in the same place, that is why it named after her.
The Mountain of the Dead (Gabel al Mawta)
It is a necropolis of the Roman Empire of the XXVI dynasty on a hill of sandstone rock.
The Fortress of Siwa
It is the ruins in the modern Siwa Oasis Egypt.
It built with adobe, salt, plaster, and bricks in the thirteenth century and destroyed by the rains in the 20th century, knew as “Shali Ghali”, Quick tour in 10 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Siwa & Nile Cruise
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