Temple of Nadura


It is situated in the northeast of the Kharga Oasis, the new valley.

Who built it?

The temple was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius or Hadrian in 138 AD.

Why was it built?

The temple was built as a dedication to god Amon.





The temple was mainly built as a dedication to god Amon, other scenes were shown on the temple represents musicians playing on percussion instruments and sistra. This indicates that a goddess was worshipped here. Near the temple, a semi-troglodyte village lies. The inhabitants built mud-brick houses, with cellars largely underground. The purpose of this sort of structure, found all over North Africa, was to escape the worst heat in the summer time. The Temple of Nadura was built about 700 years after the one at Hibis.

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