Siwah

Siwah

or

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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REpair and white washing on boundary wall at 35 mld stp campus at village siwah and all other works contingent thereto.
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Rather he sought to exploit his Egyptian connections mainly for personal and propaganda purposes, having himself declared pharaoh at Memphis and even hailed, in Greek, as the son of a god by the chief priest of the oracle of Ammon (Amun) in the Siwah oasis many hundreds of miles to the west, on the borders with Libya.
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In the theatrical version and director's cut of the film, scenes set in Macedon lead immediately to Gaugamela, by passing such episodes as the battles of Granicus and Issus, the visit to Siwah, and the foundation of Alexandria.
Badian (185-87), further argues that one should accept that Alexander had expressed the wish to be buried 'with Ammon', thus at Siwah (D.
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