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Mouseion is a cult center built for the cultivation and worship of the Muses. Originally, it was an open portico with an altar, but without a regular temple. Demetrius of Phalero advised Soter I to build the Library muses and the Mouseion. It was situated in the royal quarter. It consisted of a cloister, an […]

The Black Desert consists of mountains formed primarily of numerous volcanoes and small black stones. However, these rocks lay on an orange-brown background. It is situated to the North of the White Desert, the Black Desert is closer to Bahareya than Farafra; approximately 50 km to the South of Bawiti. There is the English Mountain […]

The white desert is the most popular and interesting area in the Western Desert, it is located totally within the Farafra area in the north to the Qasr el Farafra. The white desert became a protected area since 2002. The winds have carved the formations into weird shapes that keep constantly changing over time. In […]

Al Farafra Oasis is a small oasis located in Egypt’s western desert inside the borders of the governorate of Al-Wadi Al-Gadid and about 627 km away from Cairo. Some historians believe that the Farafra was the connection point between the Libyan Desert and the Egyptian desert. Farafra was one of the most important transit points […]

Dakhla Oasis is located in the Western Desert of Egypt, and it is one of seven that are well-known in the country. Dakhla was the capital of the oasis region during the Pharaonic period. The oasis has different names including Dakhleh Oasis and the “Inner Oasis”. More than half of the lands of Dakhla Oasis […]

The ruins of Nadura Temple, is located in the Kharga Oasis just north of the city of Kharga on the top of a hill. It was built after the Hibis Temple about 700 years, it was built under Roman rulers. Probably the temple was dedicated to god Amon. However, paintings on the remaining walls seem […]

Hibis Temple is the largest and best preserved ancient Egyptian temple in the Kharga Oasis probably because it was buried in sand until the excavators dug it out early during the twentieth century, as well as the only structure in Egypt dating to the 26th dynasty or Saite-Persian period. Hibis, from the Egyptian Hebet, meaning […]

Kharga Museum is Located in El Kharga Oasis, the capital of the New Valley Governorate. It was designed to resemble the architecture of the nearby Necropolis of Al Bagawat. The museum houses artefacts ranging from the Egyptian Prehistoric Period right through to the Islamic Era. Among the most important items from Greek and Roman eras […]

Kharga Oasis, the capital of the governorate of the new valley, or Al Wadi Al Gadeed has been inhabited since prehistoric times and it is still the most populated oasis of Egypt today. Al Kharga Oasis, located in the Western Desert of Egypt, 550 km south of Cairo and to the west of the Nile […]

Deir el-Hagar, the “Monastery of Stone”, is a sandstone temple on the western edge of Dakhla Oasis, about 10 kilometers away Al Qasr the capital of Bahareya Oasis. It is a Roman temple and one of the smallest temples in Egypt. The structure buried beneath the sand for centuries and this has in effect helped […]


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