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...
Tomb of Zed-Amun-ef-ankh
The rock-cut Tomb of Zed-Amun-ef-ankh is a fascinating glimpse of Bahariya in its heyday. It appears that Zed-Amun-ef-ankh was not a...
Big and clean, Rashed serves set multicourse meals that revolve around the usual meaty grill options. Head east for about 400m from the...
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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.