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Mountain of the Dead!

This place was cool in that you could go in an out of the tombs at will, they were all open and... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2017
Steven W
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Cairo, Egypt
Unique tomb paintings

There are only two tombs open to visitors - on one you can clearly see the Graeco-Roman features of... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2012
LucyCarvalho
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London, United Kingdom
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Jan 7, 2017
“Mountain of the Dead!”
Nov 20, 2015
“Colors”
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Upon Cleopatra’s death, the Romans settled the Siwa area and adopted some Egyptian traditions. These excavated Roman tombs are in the style of Egyptian pharaohs.
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Reviewed January 7, 2017

This place was cool in that you could go in an out of the tombs at will, they were all open and there are hundreds of them. The four tombs that were locked up had the color in them, they were so-so compared to the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Steven W
Reviewed November 20, 2015

One of the areas with tombs that has preserved its colors. There are 4 tombs and they are very small, so you can enjoy the visit and save time

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Shaymaa_m
Reviewed February 5, 2014

The structure of the place is interesting and the view from the hill is beautiful.But ,the tombs themselves are ,compared with the catacombs for example are very modest.They are always closed ,so you have to ask the guards to open them for you

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank Leovinia
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Mountain of the Dead is very cool, lots and lots of tombs and a few with the most amazing paintings still fully intact. The colors and detail are wonderful. We were the only guest that day so each tomb had to be opened for us...More

Date of experience: December 2012
1  Thank DominicParamore
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Actually the name of the place is Mountain of the Dead or in Arabic "Gebel el Mawta" It's have around 1 or 2 tombs open the best one is called "C Amun" It's colored from inside and very nice. The view from the top is...More

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank Capisco
Reviewed April 10, 2012

There are only two tombs open to visitors - on one you can clearly see the Graeco-Roman features of the deceased! Climb to the top of the mountain for great views of the oasis, particularly at sunset.

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank LucyCarvalho
Reviewed November 20, 2011

The Roman tombs gave us a real sense of the life the Romans led in Siwa. You can see how they adapted Egyptian motifs to Roman customs and vice-versa. People in Egypt live with their history constantly, and these tombs give some insight into one...More

Date of experience: March 2011
1  Thank bobinathens
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