Bahariya -- The Past
Bawiti is the largest village in the Bahariya oasis; its picturesque hillside quarter overlooks lush palm groves irrigated by the Ain al-Beshmo, a natural spring hewn from the rock in Roman times which gushes water at 30 degrees C. The neighboring village of al-Qasr was built on the remains of a 26th dynasty temple - nearby, at Qarat Hilway, you can still see tombs with paintings dating from the same period.
See our Feature Article on the Bahariya Oasis
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