The Temple of Dush
Built for Isis and Serapis, this temple located at the Kharga Oasis is entirely surrounded by a mud-brick fortress. It was built during the rule of Domitian and Trajan (1st century) and decorated during the rule of Hadrian, though apparently the site was occupied from the Ptolemaic period. Entering the temple through any one of several gates is the barrel-vaulted sanctuary which is made up of two connecting rooms and has a vaulted ceiling. On either side of the sanctuary are chapels.. The temple is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and has no admission charge.
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Last Updated: August 21st, 2011