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Mountain of the Dead


Mountain of the Dead considered to be unique, as there is no parallel in the world in terms of its nature and history.

Mountain of the Dead

Why is it called Mountain of the Dead?

  • It is distinguished of being one of the wonders of that region, its height is about 50 meters, while its soil is calcareous, it was called with this name because it contains nearly 3000 pharaonic tombs, its design is combines between ancient Egyptian and Greek art.

Where is Mountain of the Dead?

  • It's location 2 km from Siwa, which is one of the most beautiful oases in the world, it is more than 650 kilometers faraway from the capital Cairo.
  • Burial began in it since the Twenty-Sixth Dynasty, It continued until the Ptolemaic and Roman eras, that is, even before the Islamic conquest of Egypt in the seventh century AD, meaning that the burial processes continued for more than 10 centuries.

How it was discovered?

Mountain of the Dead

  • It was discovered by chance during  World War II, in 1944, when the people of Siwa were forced to flee from the fire of the ongoing battle between the German, Italian, and British armies, to hide in it.
  • Siwa was characterized by many myths, and different stories, one of those myths is that the population of the mountainous region does not exceed 340 people, this is due to the death of an old man in the evening, if a child is born in the morning, and it is strange that this coincidence happened to them a lot,  that's made them believe in this myth very much.

Entrance fee of Mountain of the dead

  • It is 20 pounds for the Egyptian, and 5 pounds for Egyptian students.

  • As for foreigner it is 100 pounds, and 50 pounds for foreigner student.


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