Western Desert in Egypt is one of the vastest desert areas in the world. It covers 600,000km. This refers to the process of desertification. It stretches from River Nile to the Libyan border and from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sudanese border. It has another name which is Libyan Desert. It contains 5 oases: Siwa , farafra , Dakhla , Baharia and Kharga and the grand sand sea
Recently Farafra, Dakhla and Kharga have joined one county, called the New Valley
From an archaeological point of view, the oases provide evidence of human occupation since prehistoric times, when huge lakes occupied most of the depressions. The pharaonic period is attested in a very uneven way, while recent excavations are adding a lot to our knowledge of the Late Period and the Roman rule. Christian and Islamic remains are also present. Also taking into account the beautiful landscape and the products of the local community. As you can see, it attracts increasing numbers of tourists . When you visit Siwa you can enjoy seeing a lot of remains like the famous sites in Aghrumi and the ancient Temple of the Oracle Amun . It had been built in Dynasty XXVI and also tragic expedition of Cambyses army. In kharga you can see also a lot of remains like the necropolis of Bagawat and the Temple of Hibis . In Dakhla there are a lot of ancient Roman cemeteries . The most important remains are found in Am Heida Although the western desert contains a several ancient remains , some people consider it desolate land. You can discover the different when you make a tour in western desert.