This place radiates history. In it you can discover past civilizations in their authentic form. Life here has many shapes and colors. From prehistoric humans to the pharaohs, from the pharaohs to the Roman era, from the Roman era to the Copts and finally to Islamic civilization – many different and impressive archeological findings are located in the immediate vicinity of the resort. You can complement your time here with a visit to these places of interest that have existed from the earliest humans to today.
The Musawwaka tombs are from the Roman era (1st century CE). They are called Muzawwaka (The Decorated) because of their many colors. The visitor will be impressed by the rocky hills in which you find many small openings with mummies from the Roman era. They are buried in their graves; the linen covers have been removed.
It is worth noting that the embalming here was not of the same quality as for the royal pharaonic mummies. The uncovering and the removal of the linen have damaged the mummies. Nevertheless, thanks to the mild climate, they are well-preserved.
Deir el-Hagar temple. This temple (literally “stone monastery”) was built between 54 and 96 CE and is about 15 kilometers from al-Qasr. It is from the time of the Roman emperor Nero and is built of standstone. The representations on the walls show pharaonic tenets of belief. The temple was probably built as a cult site for the gods Amon-Re, Mut, and Chons. It is one of the most significant temples in Dakhla.
The town al-Qasr in Dakhla is a unique example of an Islamic antiquity in Egypt and in the oases. The town is characterized by its countless Islamic architectural elements. It was built following the example of towns from the first Islamic centuries.
The town al-Qasr is southwest of Mut, the capital of the oases of Daklha. Its geographical importance stems from the fact that historically a number of trade routes crossed at this site.
Architecturally al-Qasr has many origins. Religious origins are visible in mosques, tombs, and religious school. Secular origins can be seen in the court buildings and a contemporary mill.