Egypt’s oasis and the “Mount of Pearls”

Egypt’s oasis and the “Mount of Pearls”

Today we will talk about Egypt’s oasis and the “Mount of Pearls”. Egypt is famous all over the world for its archeology, especially Pharaonic artifacts. The antiquities discovered here contain stories of ancient times. Siwa Oasis is located 560 km northwest of the Egyptian capital Cairo. 

Here is the most important and visible place in the history of the 26th Pharaonic dynasty. In the second century AD, the Roman Emperor Antonius Pius’s shrine was discovered at Jabal al-Mutti.

Jabal al-Moti

Jabal al-Moti is an important tourist destination in the Siwa oasis. It is a 50 meter high conical mound. Rock tombs have been carved here from the bottom to the top. These graves are in the shape of a beehive. 

However, the tomb is in the form of a corridor. It ends with a large square courtyard. Where there are lights to keep the dead. In addition, you have to use a ladder to get down to the graves. Mount Pearl is strangely shaped. It is called the ‘Mountain of Men’ because of the burial of men. It is a beautiful blend of ancient Egyptian architecture and Greek architecture.

Graves in Jabal al-Moti

There are thousands of graves in Jabal al-Moti. These tombs are carved out of rock. According to the Egyptian Ministry of Archeology, burial continued until the last Roman period. 

There are several tombs in Jabal al-Moti. However, the Mesopotamian tomb, the Bathoot tomb, and the Al-Tamsaah tomb are important among these. There is also the Amon Tomb, which is considered to be the most beautiful tomb in the western desert.

The Egyptian Ministry of Archeology has written on its website that the tomb of C. Amon is in fact a spokesman for the prevailing belief or ideology about the hereafter and eternal life in ancient Egypt. 

It may be recalled that Jabal al-Moti was discovered accidentally during the Second World War when the people of Siva reached the said mountain to seek refuge, where they were astonished to see the tombs of the Pharaohs.

History and civilization of Egypt

Egyptian archaeologist Dr. Ayman Ashmawi says a historic shrine has been discovered in Siva, which reflects the history and civilization of Egypt’s northern coast and Siva in Roman times.

However, Dr. Ayman added that the shrine discovered here has been raised on the foundations of a gigantic building. It is rectangular in shape. 40 meters from north to south and 8.50 meters from east to west. In addition, Its door is on the north side. There are 2 small rooms on the side. The shrine has a hall 25 meters long. This is followed by the front room, then a special place for religious rites. The outer wall around the shrine is 71 meters long and 56 meters wide.

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