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El-Kharga El-Kharga
Photo courtesy of Egyptian Tourism Authority

This one is the largest of the western oases and the most developed. It lies in a natural desert depression. The main town and capital of the oasis is El-Kharga town.

Temple of Hibis:
The temple is few kilometers/miles north of El-Kharga town. Construction of this building was started in the 6th century BC by Persian Emperor Darius I in dedication to Egyptian God AmunWho is this deity?. Egyptian King Nectanebo II of the 30th dynasty added the temple's colonnadesWhat does it mean?.

The Egyptian government took plan to move the temple to a new dry location 500 meters (1640 ft) north of its current site after its condition was threatened by rising subterranean water. The operation was described as the second largest operation since the great salvage work of NubianWhat does it mean? monuments in the 1960s, but now the move is still weighed and until a final decision is reached, the temple is officially closed.
Al-Bagawat cemetery:
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This is one of the few remains of Egypt's Coptic era. These are tombs of Coptic Christians who lived here between 4-6th century AD.

The tombs have traditional Coptic-style domes and their interior is decorated with biblical scenes. They are worth visiting, and a caretaker would guide you in the cemeteries. Gratitude is expected for him.

The cemetery is only few kilometers/miles from temple of Hibis.
Temple of Nadura:
It is a small temple built by Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius in 138 AD. The temple is now in ruins. It lies to the northeast of the town.
Underground village:
These are remains of a 9th century Islamic village that was built underground to protect inhabitants from the sun heat. Some of the villages' buildings are still inhabited and villagers would gladly show you around.

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