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Temple of Amun
- Temple of Amun
- Alt Name:
- The Temple of the Oracle of Amun
- Ancient Egypt
- 400BC - 301BC
- Alexander the Great
- Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple,
about Temple of Amun
The remains of the famous Temple of Amun at Siwa represent what is left of one of the most famous oracles of the ancient world.
In the western Egyptian desert near the Libyan border, a small Egyptian settlement dated to the time of the first dynasty was located at the only natural water source for hundreds of miles, the Siwa oasis.
Many local springs were utilized by the inhabitants and at some, Roman stone work is still visible shoring up the sides of the naturally occurring springs.
After founding Alexandria, and prior to his invasion of Persia, Alexander the Great decided to travel to the Temple of Amun at Siwa. Here he visited the oracle of the Temple of Amun and was confirmed as a divine personage and the legitimate pharaoh of Egypt.
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Address: There is a local guard posted at the abandoned site, on phone number.
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