Egypt Agriculture in Siwa

           

 

  

 


 
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There are many ancient ruins of Siwa as well as historic sites, which is a normal thing for an ancient country like Egypt. Some of the most popular ancient ruins are the ones of the Amun's oracle and of the oracle temple's which are only fragmentary remains and have inscriptions that dates from the 4th century BC. These ancient remains are situated inside the Aghurmi's ruins. Other ancient ruins of Siwa are a dirty pool which may belonged to Cleopatra, some Greek nobles` tombs that still have mummified remains and a great tomb that may belonged to Alexander the Great. There are also an ancient spring called the “Cleopatra” s bath’ and the Mountain of the Dead (Gebel al Mawta) – a necropolis dating from the Roman era and holding numerous tombs cut in rock. Some important ancient ruins of Siwa are the remains of the Siwa` s ancient fortress known as the Shali Ghali. The fortress is dating from the 13th century and was made from mud-brick, salt, natural rock and palm longs. Shali was destroyed in 1926 by a heavy rain that lasted three days. Made from a mixture of clay and salt, called kershef and with no immunity to rain, the houses were lasting a few decades. Then the hoses were fixed after rain or even rebuilt. In present, the remains of the fortress are abandoned but still offering a great view; a few houses are still shelters for people, especially the houses situated at the Shali's foot. The views offered by the three ancient sites of Siwa are excellent and represent an important attraction for visitors. The ruins of Shali are still a spectacular feature of the town with their five stores situated above the modern Siwa.

 
 

 

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