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Temple of Alexander the Great in Bahariya Oasis

  • 05 16, 2023

The temple was built during the 26th Dynasty by Amasis to worship Amun Re and related deities. During one of the great warlord's expeditions to the Western Desert, he passed by a temple in the region, little remains of the original structures.

Alexander made offerings to the Egyptian gods worshipped at this temple to commemorate his passage on his way to Siwa. On one of the walls of the temple, a magnificent depiction of Alexander offering great gifts to the god Amun is preserved.

The temple was discovered by Egyptian archaeologists, but unfortunately it was exposed to many natural factors, which led to the destruction of most of the inscriptions and sculptures. However, the royal cartouche with the name of the Macedonian general has been preserved, and attempts have now been made to restore it, and cracks have been sealed between the stone blocks.

Visit the temple of Alexander the Great in Bahariya Oasis and many other interesting places in the Egyptian oasis on many Egypt tours and Egypt tour packages and Egypt day tours, if you are staying in Cairo you can take one of the full Cairo day tours, otherwise if you are short on time you can book Cairo day tours from the airport.

Learn more about Egyptian oases by traveling to Egypt with various classic tours to Egypt, classic packages to Egypt, travel packages to Egypt, day tours to Egypt, day tours to Egypt, day tours to Cairo and day tours to Cairo from airport to visit Egyptian museums and various temples created to honor the deities of Egypt - the cradle of civilizations, It's time to explore Egypt with our professional guides throughout your Luxor day tour, Aswan day tours, and private budget tours to Egypt to see the achievements of the famous pharaohs while enjoying Egypt vacations and Egypt vacation packages, and when you step at the foot of the only remaining monuments of the Seven Wonders of the World on the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx tour, Egyptian Museum tour, Valley of the Kings tour, Coptic Cairo tour and Islamic Cairo tour as well as Karnak Temple and all the wonders when you plan your Egypt tours.

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The temple was built in the 26th dynasty by Amasis for the worship of Amun Re and other related deities. During one of his campaigns in the Western Desert, the great warlord passed by the temple here, of which little remains of the original buildings.
To commemorate his passage along the road to Siva, Alexander made offerings to the Egyptian gods honored in this temple. A magnificent image of Alexander making great offerings to the god Amun is preserved on one of the temple walls. The sanctuary was discovered by Egyptian archaeologists, but unfortunately it has been exposed to many natural factors, resulting in the destruction of most of the inscriptions and sculptures. However, the royal cartouche bearing the name of the Macedonian commander has been preserved. Attempts have been made to restore it, and the cracks between the stone blocks have been filled.

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