Mountain of the Dead

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The 'Mountain of the Dead,' in the Egyptian city of Siwa, is a site known for the Siwan tombs located there. These tombs date back to the 26th dynasty of Ancient Egypt and are located on the outskirts of the modern-day Siwa Oasis. This is a cemetery located on the slopes of a hill known as Jabal al-Mawta, which translates to 'Mountain of the Dead.' The cemetery contains several tombs carved into the rock, including those of ancient rulers and dignitaries of the Siwan community.

The site is also known as the 'Mountain of the Oracle.' It is considered an important archaeological site, offering insight into the cultural and funeral practices of the ancient Siwan people. The site is named after the mountains surrounding the area and contains the remains of hundreds of Libyan soldiers who died in a military operation in the region in the 1920s.

The site is considered an important historical and cultural landmark and is sometimes visited by tourists and historians interested in the history and culture of ancient Egypt.

How to explore the Mountain of the Dead?

  • Take a tour of the tombs and see the intricate carvings and paintings that adorn their walls. You can learn about the history and culture of the Siwan community, as well as the beliefs and customs of ancient Egyptians.
  • Take a hike up the slopes of the mountain to enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding desert and oasis.
  • The Siwan Museum is located near the Mountain of the Dead and is a great place to learn more about the culture and history of Siwa. The museum has several exhibits showcasing the history and culture of the region, including artifacts from the tombs on the Mountain of the Dead.
  • Siwa is famous for its lush oasis, surrounded by vast deserts. Take some time to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the oasis, go for a swim in one of its natural springs, or try some local cuisine at one of the traditional cafes.
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Address of Mountain of the Dead

6G6G+G2X, Siwa, Matrouh Governorate 5011605, Egypt

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