El-Dush

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Best explored at dusk when the desert is at its most peaceful, the ancient city of Kysis may have lost its glory of old but the remains of its Roman Fortress, built out of unfired bricks and housing a temple dedicated to Isis and Osiris-Serapis, are extremely impressive. The site inspired delight among archaeologists when they unearthed the "Dush Treasure", a sumptuous set of jewels, and exhumed more than 500 remarkably well-preserved mummies from Roman times.

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Temple of Hibis
Temple of Hibis
Called the "Island of the Blessed" by
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Oasis Museum
The museum houses objects unearthed
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Temple of Hibis
Temple of Hibis
Called the "Island of the Blessed" by
1:00
Qasr el-Ghoueita
Qasr el-Ghoueita
Built by Darius and embellished under
0:30
Necropolis of Bagawat
Necropolis of Bagawat
This "City of the Dead" built into the
1:00
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