Mountain of the Dead, Siwa

3.9
#5 of 7 in Historic Sites in Matrouh Governorate
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  • This site is one of the most famous in Siwa, and I believe it to be more by historical-cultural value, because by the entertainment itself will not add anything new. It will be possible to observe paintings in tombs and observe a beautiful landscape over the desert, and still the enormous lake of Siwa.
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  • Far from the most touristic Egypt, the famous archaeological sites and the most famous seaside resorts, Siwa, a beautiful oasis in the middle of the Sahara desert, hides hidden treasures of great charm. One of the things that must not be missed is the mountain of the dead, or Jebel al-Mawta, which holds many tombs dating back to the Ptolemaic era, discovered only in 1940, with perfectly preserved paintings. A place rich in history, which makes us understand the greatness of Egyptian civilisation. Unfortunately inside it is not possible to photograph, not to deteriorate the frescoes, and the graves visitable are only 2. From the top of this mountain you can admire the whole Siwa oasis, with its salt pans, the lush palm grove, the ancient city, and the very high desert dunes. Another face of Egypt, less touristy, but always fascinating.
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