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Deir al-Ghanayim

Deir al-Ghanayim 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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: About 20 km (12 mi) northeast of Al-Kharga, Al-Kharga
  • Phone: No phone
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily dawn–dusk
  • Location: Qasr al-Kharga

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