Bahariyaoasis


Bahariyaoasis
   Ancient Egyptia Djesdjesor Wehat mehyt, meaning northern oasis. An oasis in the Western Desert west of Luxor. Archaeological remains have been discovered from the Middle Kingdom to the Byzantine Period, including tombs of local governors from Dynasty 19 and Dynasty 26. There are also temples dedicated to Hercules and Alexander the Great. A major cemetery of the Graeco-Roman Period was discovered by Egyptian archaeologists in 1996. The late Roman fortress site at Qaret el-Tub has been excavated by a French team beginning in 2001 and the settlement site from Dynasty 26 at Qasr Allam since 2002.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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