Map of Siwa archaeological areaLoad map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
Siwa Oasis is 740kms from Cairo and sits very close to the border of Libya.
There isn't much information on when the site would be up for nomination, and whether it would be "packaged" as a mixed site . Its archaeological treasures include the Shali Fortress (see attached photo) in the heart of the town, and the temple complex of Amun. In terms of natural heritage, Siwa possesses beautiful desertscapes - majestic sand dunes, lakes and pools.
Packaging the site as Siwa Oasis Cultural Landscape will not only boost its chances of inscription, but also highlight the Siwa farmers' adaptability in a desert environment. Already, Siwa Oasis is declared a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and is known to exhibit sustainable farming practices (dates and palm), water management and biodiversity conservation.