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  • 1 Necropolis of Bagawat Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    This "City of the Dead" built into the hillside north of Kharga provides a remarkable insight into Egyptian Christianity in the 4C-10C. The huge necropolis, where persecuted Christians sought refuge, includes 260 funerary chapels built from..

  • 2 El-Dush Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Best explored at dusk when the desert is at its most peaceful, the ancient city of Kysis may have lost its glory of old but the remains of its Roman Fortress, built out of unfired bricks and housing a temple dedicated to Isis and Osiris-Serapis, are ..

  • 3 Oasis Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Sh. Gamal Abdel Nasser

    The museum houses objects unearthed during digs at the oasis, dating from prehistory to Islamic times. A few standout pieces emerge, such as the Mastaba of Khentika, the cardboard masks, the polychrome limestone group statue of Ima-Pepi II and his wi..

  • 4 Temple of Hibis Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Called the "Island of the Blessed" by Herodotus, Kharga is the southernmost oasis in the Libyan Desert. It was inhabited as early as the Old Kingdom, but most of the ancient vestiges seen today date from the Ptolemaic and Roman eras. The Te..

  • 5 Qasr el-Ghoueita

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Built by Darius and embellished under the Ptolemies, this little temple hidden behind imposing walls overlooks the desert and oasis. The site is remarkable, exuding a profound serenity and affording absolutely magnificent panoramic views. Dedicated t..

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