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The New Valley Museum/Kharga Cultural Heritage Museum (Al Wadi El Gedid)

The New Valley Museum/Kharga Cultural Heritage Museum (Al Wadi El Gedid)

Egypt embraces the great River Nile that extends from the south to the North, with its valley that houses a variety of tourist heritage. located in al-Wadi al-Gadid “the New valley” governerate in Egypt’s western Desert, about 600 m from Cairo. For an overview of antiquities found in Kharga and Dakhla Oases, nothing could be better than a visit to the recently constructed Kharga Museum, one of the latest in the Egyptian Ministry of Culture’s regional museums plan.


You will see some of the rich burial goods of the wealthy governors buried here at the Kharga Heritage Museum. Built from local bricks to echo the style of early Christian architecture seen at Bagawat, the museum houses artifacts ranging from the Egyptian Prehistoric Period right through to the Islamic Era. The New Valley Museum/Kharga Cultural Museum houses a collection of exhibits which date back the Pharaonic, Hellenic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic periods.

The small sphinx statues seen at the Kharga Museum were found here. Located in the center of Kharga, along the main street, Sharia Gamal Abd al-Nasser, it is easy to find and is open daily from 8.00am to 4.00pm. Entrance to the museum costs EFP 30. El-Kharga' (meaning the outer oasis) is the southernmost of Egypt's five western oases. It is located in the Libyan Desert, about 200 km to the west of the Nile valley, and is some 150 km long. It is located in and is the capital of El Wadi el Gedid governorate.
The New Valley Museum at Siwa, El-Kharga, The New Valley, Egypt
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The New Valley Museum/Kharga Cultural Heritage Museum (Al Wadi El Gedid)
Gebel el Mawta (mountain of dead) at Siwa, El-Kharga, The New Valley, Egypt

Last Updated on Sunday 16th January 2011