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(bä'härē`ə), oasis (1996 est. pop. 25,000), in the Libyan Desert, central Egypt, c.200 mi (322 km) south-southwest of Alexandria. Connected by numerous caravan routes with the Mediterranean coast, the Nile valley, and Farafra oasis, it lies in a basin c.60 mi (97 km) long and 25 mi (40 km) wide, and is surrounded by hills. El Bawiti is the main village. Dates, olives, apricots, oranges, grapes, wheat, and rice are grown; iron ore mined in the oasis has been the main source of the Egyptian iron and steel industry centered in HelwanHelwan
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, town (1989 est. pop. 230,000), N Egypt, on the Nile River, opposite the ruins of Memphis; a suburb of Cairo. Manufactures include iron and steel, cement, and textiles; there is a food-processing and automobile industry.
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 since the mid-1970s. In 1999 a spectacular 2,000-year-old Greco-Roman cemetery with perhaps thousands of mummies was discovered in a 2 sq mi (5 sq km) area within the oasis. Many of these were bedecked with precious metal and the site is now known as the Valley of the Golden Mummies. Dinosaur remains have also been found there.


See Z. A. Hawass, Valley of the Golden Mummies (2000).

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Two Azhar surgeons during an operation in Bahariya Oasis, March 2018 - press photo CAIRO -- 9 March 2018: A number of Al-Azhar doctors have examined 2,385 patients in the Bahariya Oasis within two days as part of an Azhar medical convoy, according to media reports.
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We have started our jihad with the battle of the Lion's Den in the Bahariya Oasis area on the borders of Cairo and were victorious against the enemy's campaign," the group said in a statement indicating this was its first attack.
The policemen were killed in an October 20 shootout with militants on the road between Cairo and the Bahariya oasis in the Western Desert, a rare flare-up outside the Sinai Peninsula.
WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- The US strongly condemned Saturday the terrorist attack in Egypt near the Bahariya Oasis that killed dozens of Egyptian security forces and wounded many others.
The Mexican tourists were mistakenly shot by Egyptian security forces near Bahariya Oasis in the country's Western Desert.
The group of 22 had parked their four 4x4 vehicles off-road on Sunday for a barbecue near the Bahariya oasis, a tourist site in the western desert, when army aircraft suddenly began shelling them from above, security sources and survivors said.
The group of 22 had parked their four 4x4 vehicles off-road Sunday for a barbecue near the Bahariya oasis, a tourist site in the western desert, when army aircraft began shelling them from above, security sources said.
Military aircraft blitzed a sightseeing group of 22 yesterday near Bahariya oasis in the western desert and ground forces opened fire as people tried to flee.
The memorandum include the modernization and development of signaling systems for a number of main lines of railway lines is the most important development of the electrification of the line signaling systems Luxor Aswan line Tanta Mansoura Damietta Bahariya Oasis line.
Recently, the noted scientist Talaat Ramadan, the head of the Geology and Mineral Wealth section at the National Authority for Remote Sensing recently revealed the discovery of a great deposit of crude iron of high quality in the Western Desert's Bahariya Oasis.
Hawass has made a number of major discoveries over the course of his career, including the tombs of the pyramid builders at Giza and the Valley of the Golden Mummies at Bahariya oasis.