Abu Shuruf

Siwa Oasis

Abu Shuruf, a clean spring said by locals to have healing properties, is 27km east of Siwa Town and 7km east of Ain Qurayshat spring in the next palm thicket. The clear water here is deliciously cold, but the ambience is somewhat spoilt by the sight and noise of the nearby Hayat water-bottling plant.

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1. Ain Qurayshat

1.31 MILES

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2. Az Zeitun

1.81 MILES

Roughly 30km east of Siwa Town, this abandoned mud-brick village, beaten by the sand and wind, sits alone on the sandy plain. Hundreds of Roman-era tombs…

3. Cleopatra’s Spring

12.34 MILES

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4. Temple of Umm Ubayd

12.67 MILES

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5. Temple of the Oracle

12.78 MILES

The 26th-dynasty Temple of the Oracle sits in the northwest corner of the ruins of Aghurmi village. Built in the 6th century BC, probably on top of an…

6. Tomb of Si Amun

13.88 MILES

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7. Tomb of Mesu-Isis

13.89 MILES

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8. Tomb of the Crocodile

13.89 MILES

This tomb's name comes from its wall painting of a yellow crocodile representing the god Sobek. Many of the paintings inside are badly deteriorating.