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Siwah

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Siwa

(both: sē`wä), oasis, c.35 sq mi (90 sq km), NW Egypt, in the Libyan (Western) Desert. Dates and tea are grown in the oasis, parts of which are c.200 ft (60 m) below sea level. Embroidery is also economically important. Siwah was the seat of the temple and oracle of Zeus Amon (Zeus represented with the horns of Amon). Alexander the Great visited the oracle.
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Temple of the Oracle in Siwa Oasis and (inset) the town of Shali
For example, the one-week Alexandria and Siwa Oasis tour combines Cairo with Alexandria, exploring the oasis town of Siwa by bike ( with an optional 4WD excursion into the desert.
EGYPT: Imaginative Traveller (01473 667337) offers seven nights' simple hotel B&B accom for pounds 588 from Dec 14 for fully-escorted Alexandria and Siwa Oasis tour.
FILE - Sheikha Hossneya mosque in Siwa Oasis, Egypt Today Siwa Oasis is located in western Egypt between the Qattara Depression and the Egyptian Sand Sea in the Western Desert, nearly 50 kilometers east of the Libyan border.
The story is based on the story of the Egyptian police officer Mahmoud Abdel Zaher, who was transferred to Siwa Oasis, on a background of being accused of participating in and spreading some revolutionary ideas.
Marwan Abu Ismael of Siwa Oasis, the landscape company of the Green Mosque project, told Khaleej Times that the local plants have been carefully chosen for the water treatment process.
This came during the visit of an Emirati high-level delegation to Siwa Oasis to identify the success factors of establishing a large power station to generate electricity from clean solar energy.
Construction of irrigation mesqas (small irrigation canals) of about 20 Km total length inn Siwa Oasis.
EGYPT: Imaginative Traveller (01473 667337) offers seven nights' simple hotel B&B accom for pounds 588 from December 14 for fully-escorted Alexandria and Siwa Oasis tour.
A three-day bedouin festival - until recently closed to outsiders - takes place at the Siwa Oasis in Egypt every October at the time of the full moon.
Photo courtesy of NASA Siwa Oasis Located in between the Qattara Depression and the Egyptian Sand Sea in the Western Desert, the oasis is about 80 km in length and 20 km wide, with a population of 33,000 people.
Production sites of sodium chloride in Egypt are in the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, inland lakes, in addition to the Qattara Depression and Siwa Oasis, noting that the latter has billions of tonnes of the compound.