The Temple of Aghurmi in Siwa


Located 4 km from Siwa is the temple Aghurmi. This temple probably housed the famous Greek oracle and dates to the 26th Dynasty. The temple has a forecourt, a vestibule and a sanctuary. The base of the western column of the Doric-style facade, erected by the Greeks, remains. It's remarkable to note the the decorations show King Ahmose offering to the gods, and on the reverse side the Siwan governor doing the same. This suggests that the Siwa was far enough removed from the Egyptian Empire for her leaders to rule as king.

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