Qarat Qasr Salim
Golden Mummies Museum
Only 10 of Bahariya's richly decorated cache of mummies are exhibited here. While the motifs are formulaic and the work is second-rate,...
The closest springs to central Bawiti are the so-called Roman springs, known as El-Beshmo, beside El-Beshmo Lodge. The view over the...
Oasis Heritage Museum
That giant sandcastle-looking-thing, 3km east of town on the road to Cairo, is Mahmoud Eed’s Oasis Heritage Museum. Inspired by Badr’s...
Big and clean, Rashed serves set multicourse meals that revolve around the usual meaty grill options. Head east for about 400m from the...
Sharia Yusef Salim · interesting places nearby
Qarat Qasr Salim information
This small mound amid the houses of Bawiti is likely to have been built upon centuries of debris. There are two well-preserved 26th-dynasty tombs here that were robbed in antiquity and reused as collective burial sites in Roman times. Both are home to some excellently preserved and colourful wall paintings.
The rock-cut Tomb of Zed-Amun-ef-ankh gives a glimpse of Bahariya in its heyday, the vibrant tomb paintings hinting at the wealth of its former occupant. Next to it lies the Tomb of Bannentiu , Zed-Amun-ef-ankh’s son. Consisting of a four-columned burial chamber with an inner sanctuary, it is covered in fine reliefs depicting Bannentiu with the god Khons and goddesses Isis and Nephthys.