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1. Ruins of Shali

2. Around Shali

3. The town

4. The oasis

5. Gebel al-Mawta

6. Alexander's oracle

7. Temple of Amon

8. Cleopatra's Pool

9. Gebel Dakrur

10. Tourist Festival

11. Fatnis Island

12. Alexander's Tomb

13. Birket Siwa

14. Birket Zeitun

15. Well of Abu Shuruf

16. Libyan sunset

17. Bir Wahed

18. Night images

19. Losing paradise?


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Around Shali

Shali, Siwa, Egypt

Shali, Siwa, Egypt

Shali, Siwa, Egypt

Among the structures that have survived best in Shali are the mosques. Top photo shows the main mosque of Shali, with a minaret built after patterns similar to other Egyptian oases. Third photo is of a smaller mosque, this has a square-shaped minaret.
It is very, very hard to make photos of local women, they jump away, turn around or veil themselves once seeing a foreigner waving his camera.
Last photo is of what today is the best preserved passageway built by palm logs. This is a place that remains much cooler through the hot summer.
Shali, Siwa, Egypt

By Tore Kjeilen