Temple of Um Ubaida in Siwa Oasis

Temple of Um Ubaida | Temple of Amun Ra in Siwa Oasis

 

Temple of Amon or also known as the Temple of Umm Ubayd constructed during the 30th dynasty, only a wall decorated with bas-reliefs and a gigantic pile of ruins remain. The temple was built by Nectanebo II.

The Temple of Amun is one of the oldest temples in the world, also known as the temple of "Um Ubayd", which is located 4 kilometers east of the current city of Siwa which can be visited  Travel from Cairo to Siwa Oasis, during the reign of the Thirtieth Dynasty by "Nectanebo II"

Unfortunately, one of the high officials in 1897 blew the temple up to use its stones to built a staircase for the police station and a house. All that remains are ruins of broken stones and inscriptions in the Greek language, mostly written by travelers in ancient times.

Let's explore with Cairo Top Tours Siwa Oasis one of Egypt's most isolated settlements which are located between the Qattara Depression and the Great Sand Sea in the Western Desert, 50 km east of the Libyan border, and 560 km from Cairo. About 80 km in length and 20 km wide.with about 33,000 people, mostly Berbers, who developed a unique and isolated desert culture and a distinct dialect and language different than all other dialects called Siwi, they are also fluent in the Egyptian dialect.

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