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Mountain of the Dead in Siwa Oasis | Gebel Al Mawta

The Mountain of the Dead, which is cone-shaped, contains many rock-cut burial chambers, whose engravings helped date the most established burial places in them. As per the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, entombment proceeded in these graveyards until late Roman occasions.


Egypt is a country with a rich history, and it is conceivable to see archeological landmarks in all areas of the nation. The Mountain of the Dead in Siwa is yet another of these archaeological landmarks among things recommended when you take Trips from Cairo to Siwa Oasis.

Siwa Oasis is located about 560 kilometers from Cairo, and here is one of the most important burial sites of the 26th dynasty, the Mountain of the Dead. Mountain of the Dead, in Arabic (Gabal Al-Mawta), situated in Siwa Oasis is where a few burial places were cut on its base, porches, and at the top. The majority of them are burial places for Romans and they contrast fit as a fiddle and size, some of them are simply little pits on the ground while different burial chambers are evenly cut with breaks and rooms inside.

The mountain is one of the main attractions of Siwa Oasis. The discovery of the Mountain of the Dead took place in 1944, during World War II. History tells that the individuals of Siwa went to the mountain to conceal when German, British and Italian soldiers were battling at this piece of the desert. En route, they found the presence of the Pharaonic burial chambers. Nearby legend says Alexander the Great may likewise be covered there. Nonetheless, his grave was never found yet.


At the point when you go on the Siwa Oasis from Cairo, you will visit the Mountain of the Dead which holds a great many graves cut into its rough bed, where engravings helped date the most seasoned graves for scientists and researchers. Internments proceeded in this burial ground until the finish of the Roman period.

  • The spot is acclaimed for containing four significant graveyards: Amun, Mesu Isis, Niperbathot, and the Crocodile tomb.

  • Inside the Siamun cemetery and on the dividers of the tomb we can see an away from of Egyptian and Greek imaginative styles.

  • Mesu Isis is another tomb whose walls are covered with blue and red snake paintings.

  • Niperbathot is the third tomb and has walls with red paintings and it is the most well-preserved of them all.

  • The last tomb is called the Crocodile and its construction was inspired by the association of the god Sobek with one of Egypt's most significant native animals, the crocodile, that the ancient Egyptians use to symbolize the evil souls as crocodile figures and other mythological creatures.

  • Also, there is a famous mountain called the Roman Mountain where you will find recesses of tombs for those who like climbing mountains and Egypt Desert Safari Adventure. All this and many more are waiting for you when you book the Cairo to Siwa Oasis trip.

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