Egypt Mosque in Siwa

           

 

  

 


 
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Famous for the Alexander the Great's visits to the Amun Temple, the Siwa oasis is one of the most spectacular places in Egypt. Situated on the Great Sand Sea` s edge, the oasis is populated by the Siwans who speak Siwi, a Berber language and have their own customs and culture. The women in Siwa are dressed in traditional costumes and wear silver jewelry; the tourists can see these costumes and jewelry at the Siwa House Museum. If you want to buy traditional robes, rugs, jewelry, baskets or head dresses beautifully decorated with ancient coins, Siwa is the perfect place to find them. Siwa` s foundation was Shali; now only the ruins of the ancient Shali fortress can be seen. Before the salt lakes, the olive orchards, the springs with fresh water, the palm groves or the walled gardens, the first thing that can be admired in Siwa are the remains of the antique Shali. These ruins rise on the square of the modern town, a town that attracts people with its beautiful landscapes, palm trees, the Amun temple's ruins, the Cleopatra's Bath, the Birket salt lake with the Fatnis Island. The Cleopatra` s Pool is famous for its bubbling water where the visitors can bath. The wonderful image of the whole Siwa Oasis can be seen in whole its splendor if you climb up to the ruins` top trough the alleyways labyrinth. You will see the Sahara Desert` s Grand Sand Sea as well as the mountains, the lakes and the springs. The mosque in Siwa is actually the principal mosque of Shali; the mosque has two minarets, one is quadratic and the other one was built respecting the patterns of the Egyptian oases. The mosque's passageway was made from palm logs.

 
 

 

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