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Temple of Hibis Review

This temple is one of only a handful of surviving Persian monuments in Egypt. It was built during the reign of the emperor Darius I (510–490 BC) on the site of an earlier temple dedicated to Amun. Later rulers surrounded the temple with a series of stone enclosures, and built an avenue of sphinxes. The reliefs are in good shape, and you can still see the garish colors on the bas-reliefs. Unfortunately, attempts by conservationists to protect the temple from rising groundwater have accelerated its destruction. The temple was closed at writing, but expected to reopen soon.

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  • Address: 2 km (1 mi) north of Al-Kharga, Al-Kharga
  • Phone: No phone
  • Cost: £E30
  • Hours: Daily 8–5
  • Location: Qasr al-Kharga

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