Siwa


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Siwa

 

(also Siwah), a group of oases in the northern Libyan Desert, in Egypt. Siwa is situated 20-30 m below sea level in a depression approximately 60 km long and approximately 16 km wide. It abounds in small lakes and salt marshes (solonchaks). Its population numbers approximately 5,000. Siwa is linked with the Mediterranean and the Nile Valley by highways and caravan routes. Date palms, barley, and legumes are cultivated, and salt is extracted from the lakes. [23–1015–]

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A three-hour drive south from the coastal town of Marsa Matruh, and 350 miles south-west of bustling Cairo, Siwa Oasis is a dust-coloured settlement surrounded by date palms and olive groves that appears to have changed little in centuries.
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Egyptian diplomat Ahmed Hassanein set out by camel from the west coast heading for the oases of Siwa and Kufra in the Libyan Desert: his eight-month journey in 1923 took him to El Obeid in the Sudan, some 2,200 miles, and led him to discover several lost oases, where he found primitive drawings of strange animals such as lions and giraffes.
Last week, we asked you to send in a funny caption to this picture of Prince Charles and Camilla climb the path to the Temple of the Oracle in Siwa on their official visit to Egypt.