Egypt Oasis in Siwa







Having a length of 80 kilometers and a width of 20 kilometers, the Siwa Oasis is situated in Egypt, at 560 kilometers from Cairo, between the Qattara depression and the Egypt's Sand Sea. The Siwa Oasis is at 300 kilometers away from the Matruh's West and has 23.000 people. Most of them being Berbers and speaking the taSiwit, a Berber family's distinct language with big Arabic influences. An isolated settlement, this oasis in Siwa was famous in antiquity for the Jupiter Ammon's oracle whose home was there. To this oracle used to come Alexander the Great, in 331 BCE. Today, the legend and the ruins of the oracle bring numerous of visitors. In the Egypt` s history, this oasis had a double characteristic: as the western boundary of Egypt and as the easternmost zone that was populated by Berbers. The Siwa oasis used to be one of the Sanusi Order`s centers, in the 19th century, and during the World War I in this area some battles took places. It seems that the Siwa's people are pride of being some how different from the other Egyptians by resolving the disputes without victims. Although it used to be an isolated place, the Siwa Oasis started to be opened for the motor transport and now is still developing regarding the tourism which has became a very important income source. In the modern Siwa agriculture is the principal activity, especially the date palm one. The olives and the dates are the most cultivated fruits. Since the Siwa oasis is a place visited by numerous tourists, there are many projects regarding the hotels construction designed in local style and made from local materials. In the oasis` Southern part is a town also called Siwa.



Egypt Oasis in Siwa


Egypt Siwa


Egypt Siwa


Egypt Agriculture in Siwa


Agriculture in Siwa


Egypt Ancient Ruins of Siwa


Ancient Ruins of Siwa


Egypt Berbers


 Egypt Berbers


Egypt Desert of Siwa


Desert of Siwa


Egypt Donkey Cart


Donkey Cart


Egypt Matruh


Egypt Matruh


Egypt Monastery Wady Natrun


Monastery Wady Natrun


Egypt Mosque in Siwa


Mosque in Siwa


Egypt Mud Brick Buildings


Mud Brick Buildings


Egypt Oasis in Siwa


Oasis in Siwa


Egypt Oracle of Amun


Oracle of Amun


Egypt Siwa Safari

Egypt Siwa Safari


Egypt Siwi Language

Siwi Language


Egypt Sunset on Siwa

Sunset on Siwa






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