The Temple of Alexander the Great, Bahariya Oasis

Alexander the Great invaded Egypt to expel the Persians. He arrived at Egypt’s border in the Sinai 332 BC.

Alexander fighting the Persian king Darius III.

Alexander fighting the Persian king Darius III.

Seeking any relief from the Persian rule the Egyptians seem to have almost welcomed Alexander with open arms.

He made an offering to the Apis bull ( A deity of Egyptian mythology form of cow) and was crowned king of Egypt at Memphis. He took as his Egyptian throne name, Setp n Ra Mery Amun.
After that, he made an expedition to the western desert and his temple was built on this land.
I’ve looked too many temples and didn’t feel not much interest in the temple. But Egyptian guide was like that he really want to take us to the temple and explain it.

A caretaker of this remains and his house.

A caretaker of this remains and his house.

The remains of the temple of Alexander the Great.

The remains of the temple of Alexander the Great.

The ruins of the temple of Alexander the Great.

The ruins of the temple of Alexander the Great.

The ruins of the temple of Alexander the Great.

The ruins of the temple of Alexander the Great.

Fragments of pottery from the ruins of the temple of Alexander the Great.

Fragments of pottery from the ruins of the temple of Alexander the Great.

Unfortunately, I could not read the cartouche, murals and reliefs.

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