Siwa archaeological area

Siwa archaeological area is part of the Tentative list of Egypt in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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Boj

Philippines - 17-Feb-20 -

Siwa archaeological area (T) by Boj

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.

 


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Full Name
Siwa archaeological area
Country
Egypt
Added
1994
Link
By ID
1994 Added to Tentative List

Unesco Website: Siwa archaeological area

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Siwa archaeological area (T)
WHS 1997-2020