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.