The first drawings of Siwa's monumental remains dating back to 1801 and in possession of Sir Robert Ainslie published several times by Luigi Mayer in 1801 then in 1803 and finally in 1810 in Views in Libya, Vies in Egypt and finally in Views in the Ottoman dominions. Both Luigi Mayer and Sir Robert Ainslie, to my knowledge, have never been to Siwa so it is likely that the artist who made the drawings referred to the description given by the first two Western travelers, Browne
During the years 1926-28, the mission led by Byron Khun de Prorok were installed for 18 months in the Siwa Oasis and explored the oasis itself and the desert around in the search for a "mythical civilization " Pictures from: Découvertes Néolithiques dans le désert de Libye by Byron Khun de Prorok - L'Illustration - Journal Universel. 18 Aout 1928 Source Wikipedia: During the later 1920s and early 1930s, Prorok undertook a series of expeditions in Africa of dubious scientific
36 years after the success of Cimon pronouncement, Aristophanes in the comedy ”The Birds" claims that Siwa's Oracle is of equal importance of those of Dodona and Delphi. "The Birds" By Aristophanes : Written 414 B.C.E "We are your Ammon, Delphi, Dodona, your Phoebus Apollo. Before undertaking anything, whether a business transaction, a marriage, or the purchase of food, you consult the birds by reading the omens, and you give this name of omen to all signs that tell of the fu
Abu al-Fida (Arabic: أبو الفداء 672 AH / November 1273 - Muharram 24, 732 AH / October 27, 1331)
Siwa's oasis (referred as Ammon) is well positioned. Duval, Pierre (1619-1683). "Cartographe. La carte de l'empire des Sarrazins ou des caliphes, sous Vlit, qui regnoit environ l'an 700, tirée d'Abulfeda, de Nassir-Eddin, d'Vlug-B et d'autres auteurs arabes / par P. Du-Val. 1600-1699."
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The Baroness Ullens de Schooten's Journey to the Siwa Oasis in 1926 or 1927 was probably organized by the Libyan Oases Association in Alexandria, owned and operated by Captain Hillier, formerly of the Frontier District Administration, with a stop at Prince Farouk Hotel, also owned by Hillier. It was a small, two-story hotel located on a spur of Gebel al-Mawta.