Western Desert Oases Sights

Jebal al-Mawta (Mountain of the Dead)

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 02/23/2016

Fodor's Review

The conical hill just north of town is honeycombed with tombs. The finest, the Tomb of Si-Amun, depicts a wealthy merchant with curly hair and a beard and his family worshipping Egyptian gods. You will need to find the site caretaker to open it. More than 1,600 individual tombs have been identified dating from the 26th Dynasty to the Roman period, though only a handful have any decoration.

Sight Information


About 1 km (½ mi) north of the town of Siwa, Siwa, Matruh, Egypt

Sight Details:

  • £E25
  • Daily 9–5

Published 02/23/2016


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