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Qasr al-Labeka Review

The Roman mud-brick fortress, which was built between the 3rd and 5th centuries AD, occupies a sand-choked wadi at the base of the northern escarpment. Its 12-meter (40-foot) walls protected a garrison that monitored passing caravans, and there was a large settlement here supported by a nearby spring. In ancient times, several manafis (underground aqueducts) brought water from the spring. One has been cleared and is now used to cultivate fields.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 35 km (22 mi) north of Al-Kharga, Al-Kharga
  • Phone: No phone
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily dawn–dusk
  • Location: Qasr al-Kharga

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