Temple of Alexander the Great in Bahariya Oasis



After Alexander the Great invaded Egypt to expel the Persians and reach the Egyptian border in Sinai 332 BC, his conquest of the country advanced to the bull of Apis who is considered the god of Egyptian mythology in the form of a cow and crowned the king of Egypt in Memphis. Where he took the position of the Egyptian throne.


The temple was constructed during the 26th dynasty by Amasis for the worship of Amun Re and his associated deities. During one of the great leader expeditions to the Western Desert, he passed by the temple in this region, where not much of the original constructions still existing.

Alexander made offerings to the Egyptian gods worshipped in this temple to commemorate his passage while on his way to Siwa. One of the temple walls contains a magnificent sight that Alexander offers great gifts to the god Amun.

The temple was discovered by Egyptian archaeologists, but unfortunately, it was exposed to many natural factors that led to the destruction of most of the inscriptions and sculptures. However, there is a royal cartouch bearing the name of the Macedonian commander, at the present time attempts were made to restore it, and cracks were filled between the stone blocks.

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