Western Desert Oases Sights

Qasr al-Labeka

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 02/23/2016

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

35 km (22 mi) north of Al-Kharga, Al-Kharga, New Valley, Egypt

Phone:

/No phone; /No phone

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily dawn–dusk

Published 02/23/2016

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