Amon Temple

The Temple of Amu or the Temple of Revelatio is oe of the most importat archaeological sites i Matrouh provice. The temple of Amu is situated i the Siwa Oasis, about 300 km from Matrouh Goverorate. It dates back to the 26th Dyasty. The iscriptios i the Holy of Holies idicate that the temple was fouded by Kig Ahmos II (570-526 BC) Mohammed. The importace of the temple is due to its beig a temple of prophecy ad divie revelatio as the abode of the revelatio of the god of Amu. Therefore, it was a importat destiatio for people i the aciet world to cosult the idol through his priesthood i mysterious ad fateful matters. The temple was associated with may of the stories, the most famous of which is the story of Qambiz’s lost army, the army set by the Persia kig Qambiz i 525 BC to destroy the temple to prove to Egyptias ad Greeks their faith i the revelatio ad prophecy associated with the temple. The army of Qambiz lost completely after leavig the oasis of Kharga towards the Siwa oasis. Historical records state that the army was buried uder the sad because of violet wids. His military campaigs.

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