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Kharga

(khär`gə) or

Al Kharijah

(äl khär`ēnjä), large oasis (1986 pop. 38,544), S central Egypt, in the Libyan (Western) Desert. Populated chiefly by Arab Bedouins and Arab-speaking Berbers, the irrigated oasis produces cereals, vegetables, olives, dates, citrus fruits, and alfalfa. Cattle and poultry are also raised. Al Kharga, the chief settlement, is a rail terminus. The oasis was prosperous in ancient times; the earliest known significant settlement there dates to 1650 B.C. The ruins there include temples built by the Achaemenids of ancient Persia and by the Romans.
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1- Farafra Oasis 2- Dakhla Oasis 3- kharga Oasis 4- Bahariya Oasis 5- Siwa Oasis 6- Dahab 7- Marsa Alam 8- Nuweiba 9- Taba 10- Ras Mohamed and Nabq in Sharm El Sheikh 11- Makadi, Safaga, Gouna and Al Qusayr in Hurghada 12- Nuba in Aswan 13- Tunis village in Fayoum 14- Wadi Degla and Sant Samaan monastery in Cairo 15- Menya 16- Halayeb and Shalatyn The various activities that can be done by tourists in those destinations include hiking, snorkeling, diving, Safari, animals and birds watching, camping, photography, meditation and stargazing.
Telling the story of the Mansourasaurus discovery, Sallam said that it began in December 2013, when he received an invitation to give a talk about vertebrate palaeontology at New Valley University in Kharga Oasis in southern Egypt.
Hassan (1999), "Geology of the Tufa Deposits in the Northeastern Corner of the Kharga Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt," Proceeding of 4th International Conference of Geology of Arab World, GAW IV, 707-719.
where [S.sub.45] = the elevation of the sill between the fourth subdepression and the Kharga Oasis with Dh, the added height of the proposed dam:
Sites and topics covered include: Kharga Oasis; Farafra; Gebel Souhan; Wadi Sura; Khargan industry, Nadura Temple; Libyan rock art; 'Ain el-Gazzareen; Ptolemaic pottery; agriculture; cemeteries; Roman Castrum; poll taxes; textiles; Roman border control; conservation of mud plaster and sculpture; decorative painting; church complexes; dating with coinage; Coptic ostraca; hermitages.
For example, her treatment of the hymns from Flibis temple in Kharga Oasis (pp.
In Kharga Oasis, there is the Hibis temple from the sixth century BC, dedicated to the worship of Amoun-Re, Mut and Khunso.
When the police in the Kharga Oasis or in Sinai or Upper Egypt have attacked the people, the people have burnt police stations.
Those who remained were working on a major temple in the Kharga Oasis. Back in Dakhleh, life (and death) rolled on, but with no trained artists available, even prosperous inhabitants had to make do with odd-looking burial gear.
Discoveries in the Desert: the North Kharga Oasis Survey
In the now dry lake of Kharga Oasis in western Egypt, excavated fossils of the freshwater gastropod Melanoides tuberculata suggest that the region was once a thriving savanna, supporting wildlife associated with southern Africa, including giraffes and rhinos, as well as a population of human hunter-gatherers.
KHARGA, Egypt, Dec 23 (MENA) - An Egyptian archaeological mission started excavation work in New Valley governorate on Sunday in various archaeological areas in Dakhla and Kharga oasis. The archaeological mission started work in Kharga's Ain el Kharab and Dakhla's Ain el Sabil upon the decision of antiquities minister regarding allocating sums of money to excavation work carried out by the Egyptian mission in these areas, said the General Director of Islamic and Coptic Antiquities Mansour Othman.