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


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


/No phone; /No phone

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily dawn–dusk

Published 02/23/2016


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