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1. Al-Qasr

2. The Friday Mosque

3. The madrasa

4. Street scenes

5. The museum

6. Qalamoun

7. Ottoman tombs

8. Mut

9. The ancient city

10. Deir el-Hagar

11. Muzawaka Tombs

12. Magic spring

13. Fish pond

14. Rashda

15. Budkhulu

16. Bashendi

17. Balat

18. Gedida


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Mut: The ancient city

Mut al-Khorab, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

It is called Mut al-Khorab and quite easy to spot from the road as you pass modern Mut in southern direction. High remains of the city wall appears quite imposing, and you can see the remains of some houses. So you think that this is going to be interesting.
After climbing the mound, arriving on the top you will see why there is no entrance fee here. What you see from the road is almost all that there is. But it might be that much is hidden beneath the sand.
Mut al-Khorab goes back to Pharaonic times, it was a city dedicated to the Theban goddess Mut (obviously the name giver to the present town). And that is about as much information that I have been able to gather about it.

By Tore Kjeilen