Western Desert Oases Sights

Temple of Ain al-Muftillah

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 02/23/2016

Fodor's Review

Once thought to be four separate chapels, this temple was built during the 26th Dynasty by the governor of the oasis (his tomb was among those uncovered in the Valley of the Golden Mummies); it was expanded over the centuries. The sandstone complex has well-preserved colorful bas-reliefs and four sanctuaries dedicated to, among others, Horus and Bes. One panel depicts 12 of the panoply of Egyptian gods, a who's who of the ancient deities. The surrounding extensive mud-brick ruins are storerooms and living quarters. The high ground behind the temple provides a panoramic view of the oasis.

Sight Information

Address:

3 km (2 mi) west of Bawiti, reached from a turnoff on the Siwa Rd., Bawiti, Giza, Egypt

Phone:

/No phone

Sight Details:

  • £E45, combination ticket for all local archaeological sites
  • Daily 8–5

Published 02/23/2016

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