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1. Bagawat Necropolis

2. Interiors of Bagawat

3. Temple of Hibis

4. Temple of Nadura

5. Qasr el-Ghweita

6. Qasr el-Zayan

7. Ain Umm Dabadib

8. Qasr el-Labeka

9. Ed-Deir

10. Modern oasis city


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Temple of Nadura

Nadura Temple, Kharga Oasis, Egypt

Nadura Temple, Kharga Oasis, Egypt

The Temple of Nadura is about 700 years younger than the one at Hibis, and belongs to the 2nd century CE and was built under Roman rulers. Few of Kharga's sights have been so badly treated by time as this, and except for the pieces of the wall, there is little to see here.
It is generally attributed to the god Amon, but the few remains of wall decorations represents musicians playing on percussion instruments and sistra. This indicates that a goddess was worshipped here.
Near the temple, a semi-troglodyte village lies. The inhabitants built a mud-brick houses, with cellars largely underground. The purpose of this sort of structure, found all over North Africa, was to escape the worst heat in summer time.

By Tore Kjeilen