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Farafra



Farafra
Introduction

1. Beautiful gardens

2. Keyhole-shaped wells

3. Traditional houses

4. Holy tomb

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FARAFRA
Keyhole-shaped wells

Key-shaped well of Farafra, Egypt


Key-shaped well of Farafra, Egypt


Keyhole-shaped wells seem to have a double meaning and function. The function is to create a twirl in the water stream that allows oxygen into the water which is purifying. The meaning is the obvious, the keyhole symbolizes the opening to the water reservoir.



By Tore Kjeilen