Fodor's Expert Review Temple of Ain al-Muftillah

Bawiti Ruins

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.


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Bawiti, Giza  Egypt

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Sight Details:
£E45, combination ticket for all local archaeological sites Rate Includes: Daily 8–5