Sign Up To Our Newsletter
Suggested Tours

Temple of Hibis

It is located about 2 Km from the Kharga oasis
Who built it
It was built during the Persian period
Why was it built
The temple was built a dedication to the Theban triad, consisting of the gods Amon , Mut and Khonso who's relieves are in very good condition


The Temple of Hibis, which dates from 522 BC, was first excavated from the sands in 1910 by the Metropolitan Museum of New York, under the direction of Herbert Winlock.
The temple was built by an order of god Amun-Re had in 588 BC during the 26th dynasty , with work continued by his successor Amasis II and completed by Darius

The temple has suffered structural problems in recent years, which have been blamed on fluctuations in the water table caused by farming and irrigation