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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
Holy tomb

Holy tomb of Farafra, Egypt

This unnamed tomb has a dome which rather visibly reflects female fertility. While many tombs of this kind are actually built around the graves of holy Muslim men and women, some have roots back to pre-Islamic times.
What makes this intriguing is that it is very well-kept, apparently in full use, but not painted in white, which is almost obligatory.



By Tore Kjeilen