Western Desert Oases Sights

Deir al-Ghanayim

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 01/10/2017

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

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

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 01/10/2017

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