Bahareya Oasis



El Bahariya is an oasis in the Western Desert that is regarded as a part of 6th October Governorate currently. It locates about 300 km from Cairo and consists of a number of smaller villages including El Bawiti, the largest village and the capital of the oasis. The main economic resources of El Waha El Bahariya are mainly driven from agriculture and tourism.On its land, the oasis has ruins and necropolis that date back to the Pharaonic and Greco- Roman Periods. Manifesting a great fauna biodiversity, the oasis is rich in wildlife of migrant birds and deer; and it has more 390 mineral and sulfuric springs. Uniquely, in Ein EI Bishmo Springs, both hot and cold water flow from separate sources then mingle in a small stream. A great attention is paid to the city for providing it with all essential needs of water supply, electricity and a driveway linking it with major cities like Cairo.   





Articles about Bahareya Oasis

Valley of the Golden Mummies

The Valley of the Golden Mummies is a Greco-Roman necropolis, located about 6 km from El-Bawiti, the capital of El Bahariya Oasis, in the Western Desert. Discovered by Ashry Shaker in 1996, the valley

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Tomb of Pedashtar

It is located in the necropolis of Qarat el-Subi, near the city of El Bawiti, in the Bahariya Oasis. Dating back to the Twenty-sixth Dynasty, the tomb belongs to Pedashtar, who was the High Priest of

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Tomb of Djedamun-Ef-Ankh`s Son

The tomb is located in the necropolis of Qarat Qasr Salim, near the city of El Bawiti, in El Bahariya Oasis. This lavish tomb belongs to Djedamun-Ef-Ankh's son, Bannentiu. Both were wealthy powerful m

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Tomb of Djedamun-Ef-Ankh

It is located in the necropolis of Qarat (Karet) Qasr Salim, to the north of Ain el-Hubaga, near the town of El Bawiti, in El Bahariya Oasis. Dating back to the Twenty-sixth Dynasty, the well-preserve

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Tomb of Djed-Khonsu Ef Ankh

The Bahariya Oasis flourished mostly in the Late and Roman Periods. The tomb is located in Karet es-Salim, near the cenotaph of Sheikh Soby, near the town of El Bawiti, in the Bahariya Oasis. This dec

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Birds Necropolis

In extensive warrens of tunnels stretching far underground, the Birds Necropolis lies in Qarat El Farargi (the ‘Hill of the Chicken Merchant’), to the south of the town of El Bawiti, near the ruin

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Temple of Herishef (Hercules)

Near the town of El Bawiti, in El Bahariya Oasis, stood the Temple of Herishef (now completely ruined) which dates back to the Roman Period. The temple was dedicated to Hercules (the Egyptian Herishef

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Temple of Alexander the Great

The Temple of Alexander the Great is located in El Bahariya, about three miles east the old capital of El Qasr (Al Kasr). Built by Alexander the Great, the temple was dedicated to both Amun and Horus.

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El Qasr

The most important sightseeing in the New Valley (Western Desert), El Qasr (Al Kasr) is a village that dates back to the Ayyubid Period. It is located 32 km north of the city of Mut. Tourists swarm da

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El Bawiti

El Bawiti is the capital of the Oasis of Bahariya, in the governorate of Giza. In the vicinity of the town were found many archeological sites like: the Valley of the Golden Mummies, Tombs of Qarat Qa

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