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Bahariya Oasis Egypt

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Siwa Oasis

Siwa Map
Ruins of Shali
Around Shali
The town
The oasis
Gebel al-Mawta
Alexander's Oracle
Temple of Amon
Cleopatra's pool
Gebel Dakrur

Tourist festival
Fatnis Island
Alexander's tomb
Birket Siwa
Birket Zeitun
Well of Abu Shuruf
Sunset over Libyan Desert
Bir Wahed
Night images

Paradise disappearing?





Gebel al-Mawta
The Gebel al-Mawta looks great from a distance, but it is even more impressive up close. The name means simply Mountain of the Dead, and it is the place where Siwans for over 2000 years buried their loved ones.


Gebel al-Mawta, Siwa, Egypt

View from the Gebel Dakrur, overlooking the oasis and the Birket Siwa in the distance, dominated by the White Mountain.

The mountain is truly perforated, it must be centuries since there was no more room for new graves. The lower part of the mountain has countless mounds, with small passageways to the tombs.
Most of the tombs belonged to families, and arranged according to the same patterns as graves all around Egypt. The larger ones had ceremonial chambers, while the smaller ones had ceremonies performed outside the grave.The mountain holds a couple of truly great graves, full of wall-paintings equally beautiful to the noble tombs of Luxor or Aswan.


Gebel al-Mawta, Siwa, Egypt

Every inch of the lower platform of the mountain has been used for family graves.




Cairo Bahariya Road

White Desert

Akabat Mountain

White Desert

White Desert Camping

White Desert

White Desert

Crystal Mountain