Siwa Oasis

What is Siwa Oasis known for?


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: Gold Rush, Siwa Oasis, and Atlantic Seawall Battery (Atlantic Wall); Europe Campaign: Rail Gun (Schwerer Gustav), Würzburg Radar, and Fuel Dump), alt St thumb left Siwa Oasis (File:Siwa-Homes2009.jpg) in Egypt, site of historical World War II fighting, inspired the map of the same name. There are six officially released maps that are partially based on real locations or events (North African Campaign: Gold Rush, Siwa Oasis, and Atlantic Wall Atlantic

and taught until 1933 when he was ousted by the Nazis (Nazism), due to his earlier publications that criticized them. See Uwe Carsten, ''Ferdinand Tönnies: Friese und Weltbürger'', Norderstedt 2005, p. 287–299. alt St thumb left Siwa Oasis (File:Siwa-Homes2009.jpg) in Egypt, site of historical World War II fighting, inspired the map of the same name. There are six officially released maps that are partially based on real locations or events (North African Campaign


special interest

;, an antique natural spring. The fragmentary remains of the oracle temple, with some inscriptions dating from the 4th century BC, lie within the ruins of Aghurmi. The revelations of the oracle fell into disrepute under the Roman occupation of Egypt. Siwan homosexual tradition Siwa is of special interest to anthropologists and sociologists because of its historical acceptance of male homosexuality and even rituals of same-sex marriage—traditions that Egyptian


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great battle against the Persian Emperor Darius III (Darius III of Persia) in the Battle of Gaugamela and his eight-year campaign across Asia. The Egyptian god (Egyptian pantheon) Ammon-Ra was depicted with ram (Sheep) horns. Rams were considered a symbol of virility due to their rutting (Rut (mammalian reproduction)) behavior. The horns of Ammon may have also represented the East and West of the Earth, and one of the titles of Ammon was "the two-horned."


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Siwa and Aujila, a black rocky desert was traversed to Temissa in Fezzan. Murzuk was reached on 17 November 1798. After Philip is assassinated (assassination), Alexander becomes king of Macedonia and Greece. Having briefly mentioned his punitive razing of Thebes (Thebes, Greece) and burning of Persepolis, Ptolemy gives an overview of Alexander's west-Persian campaign, including his being declared as the son of Zeus by the Oracle of Amun at Siwa Oasis, his


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of the Garamantes, based in Germa, originated from this time, or may have done so even earlier when the Sahara was still green. The Garamantes were a Saharan people of Berber origin who used an elaborate underground irrigation system, and founded a kingdom in the Fezzan area of modern-day Libya. They were probably present as tribal people in the Fezzan by 1000 BC, and were a local power in the Sahara between 500 BC and 500 AD. By the time of contact with the Phoenicians, the first of the Semitic civilizations to arrive in Libya from the East, the Lebu, Garamantes, Bebers and other tribes that lived in the Sahara were already well established. ) is a remote desert oasis village in the eastern Libyan Desert. It is actually closer to the Egyptian town of Siwa (Siwa Oasis) than to any Libyan town of note. The oasis is located in Butnan District and is the administrative seat of the Jaghbub Basic People's Congress (Basic People's Congress (country subdivision)). Supported by reservoirs of underground water and date production, the town is best known for its hard-won self sufficiency. King Idris of Libya was born in Jaghbub on 12 March 1889. Geography The Jaghbub oasis is located in a deep depression (Depression (geology)) that extends below sea level. This depression, an area lower than the surrounding region, reaches to about -10 m Elevation data by NASA's SRTM To the east the Siwa Oasis lies in a similar depression and even further east the large Qattara Depression also lies below sea level.


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Libya. He first sent an expedition westward (Feb. 1820) which conquered and annexed the Siwa (Siwa Oasis) oasis. Ali's intentions for Sudan was to extend his rule southward, to capture the valuable caravan trade bound for the Red Sea, and to secure the rich gold mines which he believed to exist in Sennar. He also saw in the campaign a means of getting rid of his disaffected troops, and of obtaining a sufficient number of captives to form the nucleus of the new army.


Fathi

-born anthropologist Fathi Malim included reference to Siwan homosexuality (especially a love poem from a man to a youth) in his book ''Oasis Siwa'' (2001), the tribal council demanded that he blank out the material in the current edition of the book and remove it from future editions, or be expelled from the community. Malim reluctantly agreed and physically deleted the passages

'',"the Little Eid") and Eid al-Adha (''lʕid azuwwar'',"the Big Eid"). Unlike other Egyptians, however, on Id al-Adha Siwis cook the skin of the sheep (along with its innards) as a festival delicacy, after removing the hair. Ahmed Fakhry. 1973. ''Siwa Oasis'', Cairo: AUC, p. 64 They also eat palm hearts (''agroz''). Fathi Malim. 2001. ''Oasis Siwa: from the Inside. Traditions, customs, and magic''. Al Katan Dar al Kutub. p. 34 ref

collectively, with funds gathered by the oasis' mosques. Malim 2001:29 Siwi children traditionally also celebrated Ashura (Day of Ashura) by lighting torches, singing, and exchanging sweets. Fakhry 1973:67 Adults' celebration was limited to the preparation of a large meal. Relations with other ethnic groups Siwis are preferentially endogamous (endogamy), only rarely marrying non-Siwis. Fathi Malim. 2001


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author-link first2 last2 author2-link editor-last Arnold editor-first Dieter editor2-last Strudwick editor2-first Helen editor3-last Strudwick editor3-first Nigel contribution contribution-url title The Encyclopaedia of Ancient Egyptian Architecture year 2003 pages place publisher I B Tauris url http: books.google.com ?id XIns9M_9DcgC&pg RA1-PA223&lpg RA1-PA223&dq %22Siwa+Oasis%22


love poem

-born anthropologist Fathi Malim included reference to Siwan homosexuality (especially a love poem from a man to a youth) in his book ''Oasis Siwa'' (2001), ) is a remote desert oasis village in the eastern Libyan Desert. It is actually closer to the Egyptian town of Siwa (Siwa Oasis) than to any Libyan town of note. The oasis is located in Butnan District and is the administrative seat of the Jaghbub Basic People's Congress (Basic People's Congress (country subdivision)). Supported by reservoirs of underground water and date production, the town is best known for its hard-won self sufficiency. King Idris of Libya was born in Jaghbub on 12 March 1889. Geography The Jaghbub oasis is located in a deep depression (Depression (geology)) that extends below sea level. This depression, an area lower than the surrounding region, reaches to about -10 m Elevation data by NASA's SRTM To the east the Siwa Oasis lies in a similar depression and even further east the large Qattara Depression also lies below sea level.


homosexuality

;, an antique natural spring. The fragmentary remains of the oracle temple, with some inscriptions dating from the 4th century BC, lie within the ruins of Aghurmi. The revelations of the oracle fell into disrepute under the Roman occupation of Egypt. Siwan homosexual tradition Siwa is of special interest to anthropologists and sociologists because of its historical acceptance of male homosexuality and even rituals of same-sex marriage—traditions that Egyptian

After an expedition to Siwa, the archaeologist Count Byron de Prorok reported in 1937 "an enthusiasm that could not have been approached even in Sodom... Homosexuality was not merely rampant, it was raging...Every dancer had his boyfriend... and chiefs had harems of boys. In the late 1940s a Siwan merchant told the visiting

were still living inside their walled town, none of these bachelors was allowed to spend the night in the town and had to sleep outside the gates...Under such circumstances it is not surprising that homosexuality was common among them....Up to the year 1928, it was not unusual that some kind of written agreement, which was sometimes called a marriage contract, was made between two males; but since the visit of King Fu'ad to this oasis it has been completely forbidden...However, such agreements

Siwa Oasis

The '''Siwa Oasis''' (Siwi (Siwi language): Isiwan; ) is an oasis in Egypt, between the Qattara Depression and the Egyptian Sand Sea in the Libyan Desert, nearly 50 km (30 mi) east of the Libyan border, and 560 km (348 mi) from Cairo. first last author-link first2 last2 author2-link editor-last editor-first editor2-last editor2-first contribution Siwa contribution-url title Encyclopædia Britannica year 2007 pages place publisher url doi id first last author-link first2 last2 author2-link editor-last Bard editor-first Kathryn A. editor2-last Shubert editor2-first Steven Blake contribution contribution-url title Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt year 1999 pages place publisher Routledge (UK) url http: books.google.com ?id XNdgScxtirYC&pg PA738&lpg PA738&dq %22Siwa+Oasis%22 doi id ISBN 0-415-18589-0 isbn 978-0-415-18589-9 first last author-link first2 last2 author2-link editor-last Arnold editor-first Dieter editor2-last Strudwick editor2-first Helen editor3-last Strudwick editor3-first Nigel contribution contribution-url title The Encyclopaedia of Ancient Egyptian Architecture year 2003 pages place publisher I B Tauris url http: books.google.com ?id XIns9M_9DcgC&pg RA1-PA223&lpg RA1-PA223&dq %22Siwa+Oasis%22 doi id ISBN 1-86064-465-1 isbn 978-1-86064-465-8

About 80 km (50 mi) in length and 20 km (12 mi) wide, Siwa Oasis is one of Egypt's most isolated settlements, with 23,000 people, mostly Berber speakers (Berber people) who speak a distinct language of the Berber family (Berber languages) known as Siwi (Siwi language). Its fame lies primarily in its ancient role as the home to an oracle of Amon (Amun), the ruins of which are a popular tourist attraction which gave the oasis its ancient name '''Ammonium'''. Historically, it is part of Ancient Libya. Its modern name ''Siwa'', first attested in the 15th century (earlier Arab geographers termed it ''Santariyyah''), is of uncertain origin. Basset last Basset first René author-link last2 first2 author2-link year 1890 date publication-date contribution contribution-url editor-last editor-first title Le dialecte de Syouah edition series volume place Paris publication-place publisher Ernest Leroux page 3 id isbn doi oclc url links it to a Berber tribal name ''swh'' attested further west in the early Islamic period, while Ilahiane, last Ilahiane first Hsain author-link last2 first2 author2-link year 2006 date publication-date 2006 contribution Siwa Oasis contribution-url editor-last editor-first title Historical dictionary of the Berbers (Imazighen) edition series Historical dictionaries of peoples and cultures volume 5 place Lanham, MD publication-place publisher Scarecrow Press, Inc page 111 id isbn 978-0-8108-5452-9 doi oclc url following Chafik, links it to the Tashelhiyt Berber word ''asiwan'', a type of bird of prey, and hence to Amon-Ra, one of whose symbols was the falcon.

Agriculture is the main activity of modern Siwi, particularly the cultivation of date (date palm)s and olives. Handicrafts like basketry are also of regional importance. The isolation of the oasis caused the development of a unique culture which was shown in its pottery, costume, styles of embroidery and, most notably, in the silver jewellery worn by women to weddings and important occasions. These pieces were decorated with symbols which related to Siwa’s history and beliefs and attitudes. Margaret Mary Vale, 2011, Sand and Silver: Jewellery, Costume and Life in Siwa Oasis, London:Kelim Tourism has in recent decades become a vital source of income. Much attention has been given to creating hotels that use local materials and play on local styles. Can a Desert Oasis Lead the Way to Sustainable Eco-Tourism in Egypt?

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