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Western Desert Oases Sights

Deir al-Ghanayim

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

Also known simply as Al-Deir (which means "the monastery"), this Roman mud-brick fortress with 12 towers once guarded the main caravan route to the Nile. Reached only by a four-wheel-drive vehicle, its sand-swept ruins are littered with the graffiti of disgruntled British soldiers stationed here during WWI.

Sight Information


About 20 km (12 mi) northeast of Al-Kharga, Al-Kharga, Egypt


/No phone

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily dawn–dusk

Updated 12/31/1969


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