Village of Mut

Village of Mut It is considered an oasis of the Sahara Desert and a center in the New Valley Governorate in Egypt, extending about 80 km from east to west and 25 km from north to south. It is located on the road linking Farafra in the north and Kharga in the east,

The village of Mut is an ancient village and is considered the capital of the Dakhla Oasis. The name of the village is due to the name of the ancient Egyptian goddess "Mut", a sacred deity of the Theban Trinity. The oasis is still inhabited by a small number of locals and modernity is an advantage the place is gaining very quickly. The village is famous for its several restaurants, sulfur springs, beautiful palm groves, the remains of a famous ancient fortress, the medieval Islamic cemetery, its buildings, adobe houses, and narrow lanes. It has winding streets around old mud-brick houses, and there is an old citadel that is the remains of the old town. 

 One of the most important landmarks in the village is the heavily decorated Al-Faruq Mosque. It is this mosque that attracts the tourists who flock to the area and the sheer number of skilled table-makers, cotton staves, tailors, blacksmiths, and millers, who encounter them there. Today, the Dakhla Oasis Training and Archeology Conservation Project helps the villagers learn to honor and preserve their heritage.


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