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“Wouldn't honor our tickets for the burial site!”
Review of Oasis Heritage Museum - CLOSED

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

On a group tour to Bahariya, we stopped to see the museum and excavation site of the Golden Mummies. It was late on a Friday and as a part of the Muslim holiday Eid el Adha. We saw the mummies and they were quite interesting. However, there are no descriptions accompanying the exhibit. From what other say, the museum is an upgrade in recent years. The location is air conditioned and the venue is clean.

Right down the road, in walking distance, is the excavation site for the Golden Mummies. It's not a large site. When we arrived, the gates were open, but what appeared to be the primary site, where you needed to walk down stairs to see the full excavation, was padlocked and not accessible. We were told that we could return on our return to the town and see the actual burial.

When we returned on Sunday afternoon and the guards were on site at the burial ground, they would not honor our tickets which were now two days old. We explained (our guide was Egyptian) our situation, but they insisted that we each pay the full entrance fee (45LE) AGAIN. Totally unfair since the only thing we hadn't seen was the burial.

Thank kim-ohradiogirl
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

Its located just as you enter the Oasis. Check the time and date its sometimes closed.

1  Thank enjojo
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

Recent discoveries of 10,000 mummies in a field outside of town have the place on the map. Half a dozen are on display. They date from the Greco-Roman period. Very interesting.

Thank Stargatebabe
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

This site and the cemetary the mummies came from can be had for one price. If you do not speak Arabic, it may be good to get a Bedoin guide as these sites are not easy to locate and you will get more details about what you are viewing

Thank Concretecowboy
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Reviewed May 14, 2015
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