Siwa, The Hidden Paradise of the Desert



Siwa is an oasis in Matrouh Governorate in the Western Desert , in the north-west of Egypt. The majority of the inhabitants are Berbers and its main economic resources are driven from tourism and agricultural crops, especially olive and dates. 

The oasis' popularity largely depends on having on its land the Temple of the Oracle of god Amoun, where Alexander the Great was coroneted. Spread in different corners of the oasis are prehistoric remains of nearly one million years BC, as well as other ruins from the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods. But the earliest remains that connect the Oasis to Egypt date back to the Twenty-sixth Dynasty. Additionally, the city is blessed with a number of other attractions like the fortress and the Roman Necropolis at Gabal El-Mawta.

 





Articles about Siwa, The Hidden Paradise of the Desert

Amoun Temple At Siwa Oasis

In the village of Agurmi, in Siwa Oasis, stands the Temple of Amoun, also known as the Temple of the Oracle. During the Persian occupation, the priests of Amoun pronounced a prophecy that a son of god

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Temple of Umm Obaidah At Siwa Oasis

The Temple of Umm Obaidah lies within a group of palm trees, in the vicinity of the rock of Agurmi, where the Temple of Amoun (also known as the Temple of the Oracle) is located. In ancient times, bot

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El Dakrour Mountain At Siwa Oasis

El Dakrour Mountain is one of the most admired mountains in Egypt that locates to the south west of Siwa Oasis in Marsa Matrouh. It encloses two cemetries that date back to the ancient Egyptian times:

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