Qila al Dibba

Qila al Dibba is thought to be the necropolis of the ancient settlement of Balat. It has 5 mastaba tombs, stepped like Djoser’s pyramid at Saqqara, one of which stands 10 metres high. They are believed to be the final resting place of the Governors of the oasis during the Old Kingdom (around 2345BCE); on excavation in 1971 one was found to contain a mummy.


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