Western Desert Oases Sights

Temple of Hibis

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 02/23/2016

Fodor's Review

This temple is one of only a handful of surviving Persian monuments in Egypt. It was built during the reign of the emperor Darius I (510–490 BC) on the site of an earlier temple dedicated to Amun. Later rulers surrounded the temple with a series of stone enclosures, and built an avenue of sphinxes. The reliefs are in good shape, and you can still see the garish colors on the bas-reliefs. Unfortunately, attempts by conservationists to protect the temple from rising groundwater have accelerated its destruction. The temple was closed at writing, but expected to reopen soon.

Sight Information

Address:

2 km (1 mi) north of Al-Kharga, Al-Kharga, New Valley, Egypt

Phone:

/No phone

Sight Details:

  • £E30
  • Daily 8–5

Published 02/23/2016

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