Given the interest in the Prince Farouk Hotel in Siwa in the years between the two world wars I have tried to investigate and find other information but with poor results apart from some other images taken from the film made by Baroness Ullens de Schooten's in 1926 at Siwa. It seems that in the 1940s the hotel was still in operation as one of the photographs appears in a publication of 1942 but it is not sure (It could be a photo of previous years). A curious thing to investi
During the British occupation of Egypt, Siwa became a tourist attraction. Unlike the travelers of the past, who made the journey under peril, the colonialists booked trips via the Libyan Oases Association in Alexandria, owned and operated by Captain Hillier, formerly of the Frontier District Administration. Clients had a choice of a nine-day tour by rail and coach via Mersa Matruh or a month-long camel safari via Wadi Natrun and Qattara Depression. Once in Siwa, they enjoyed
The first photographs available, to my knowledge, of the temple are the two taken by Hermann Burchardt on his journey to the Ammon Oasis in 1893 and recently published by Stefano Struffolino.
In these photos the two walls are still standing with the three covering blocks still in place, as they were taken only by the drawings of early nineteenth-century travelers.
In the two photographs of Burchardt the gateway designed by Linant de Bellefonds in 1819 is no longer visible. On
Until the visit of the Scottish traveler James Hamilton in 1852 all modern travelers (Browne, Horneman, Cailliaud and following) believed that the temple of the oracle was that of Umm Ubayda also because the real temple, on the acropolis of Aghurmi, was hidden from the constructions in Kharshif and the acropolis itself was not accessible to foreigners. Even Hamilton had been badly received and practically taken prisoner but thanks to the help of Yousef Ali he had managed to s
There are other paintings from his Egyptian period some relating to Marsa Matruh. Biography Jaro Hilbert (1897-1995) Of Czech parents, Jaro Hilbert born in 1897 in Slovenia. He is the fifth child in a family of nine.
Jaro Hilbert knew from sixteen that he would be a painter. He paints in secret. Mobilized at the end of his secondary studies, Jaro Hilbert knows first-hand and until 1918, the horrors of the Great War. The Egyptian years (1939-1962) were fertile, punctuated by e
Evidently the authors have well interpreted the current state of our knowledge. Alix Senator was created by Jacques Martin in 1948. For decades, through dozens of albums, Alix has traveled the ancient world, crossed paths with great men and experienced the major events of the time of Caesar and the end of the Roman Republic .
The volume in question is entitled "La montagne des Morts" #Siwa #AlixSenator
For those who still believe that Christianity has never arrived in Siwa. Belgrave says (Page 88): "Somewhere abaut the fourth century Christianity penetrated to Siwa, and the ruins of a church, or monastery, built probably at this time, where one can still distinguish the Coptic cross carved in stone, are visible at Bilad el Roumi, near Khamissa." But apart from the archaeological remains (scarce and uncertain) what better testify the existence of Christians in Siwa is the fa