We will Cross the Desert Borders of El KHARGA the biggest Oasis of Egypt ,Crossing the Last Segments of ( GHARD ABOU EL MUHARAQ) and Finally Reach the Abandoned Ancient Roman Fortress ( UM EL DABADEB) ,The Fortress that was Established to Protect the Camel Caravan Routes coming From The Sudan Borders on the most Famous, Darb El Arbein, ( 40 days camel caravan Route ) Between Sudan & Egypt.
*We will Sail Deeper South west to Reach the LOST OASIS of (EIN AMOUR) The Magical LOVERS SPRINGS where it has one of the Most Mysterious PHAROANIC Settlement Known As the ( SUN TEMPLE OF AMUN ! ) ,our Trip is Majorly About Exploring All the Hidden Worlds of the Deepest South Saharan and it is a PRE PREPARATION to our Biggest Expedition to GILF EL KEBEER soon inshaallah.
*This Journey will be Almost 5 days Long and will Require Huge Amounts of Fuel & Food Supplies and preparations, Only EXPERT 4x4 Drivers and Capable 4x4s can Join in This Caravan. 4x4s should have been tested in different deep desert terrains or have Passed my 4x4 Capability test. Our Extra ordinary Safari Expedition will Include a very Unique Package of Fascinating and Most Mysterious Visits that are all deep desert and will be reached on a unique 4x4 Off Roading Adventure Experience and some are unreachable only on FOOT by Hiking ,and all Include : 1: Om el Dabadeb Fortress 2: Qasr El Lebekha! 3: Ain Amor Magical Springs and Lost Oasis 4: The Hidden Sun Temple of AMUN 5: The Temple of HIBIS 6: Darb El Arbein - Ancient forty days camel caravan route, and Much More of High Mountainous Escarpments,Crescent Sand Dunes,Wild Life Species, During our 5 days of High Adventure in the Sahara. # Darb el-Arbain caravan route One of the great Wonders of the Expedition. The Darb El-Arbain trade route, passing through Kharga in the south and Asyut in the north, was a long caravan route running north-south between Middle Egypt and the Sudan. It was used from as early as the Old Kingdom of Egypt for the transport and trade of gold, ivory, spices, wheat, animals and plants. The maximum extent of the Darb El-Arbain was northward from Kobbei, 25 miles north of Al-Fashir, passing through the desert, through Bir Natrum and Wadi Howar, and ending in Egypt. All the oases have always been crossroads of caravan routes converging from the barren desert. In the case of kharga, this is made particularly evident by the presence of a chain of fortresses that the Romans built to protect the Darb el-Arbain. The forts vary for size and function, some being just small outposts, some guarding large settlements complete with cultivation. Some were installed where earlier settlements already existed, while others were probably founded anew. All of them are made of mud bricks, but some also contain small stone temples with inscribed walls. Described by Herodotus as a road "traversed ... in forty days," the Darb el-Arbain became by his time an important land route facilitating trade between Nubia and Egypt. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as the Forty Days Road. Please Also read this Info about Ain Amour, the mysterious oasis that we are about to Reach in our expedition. "Ain Amur, spring of the Lovely One, is not within any oasis. Kharga lies to the east and Dakhla lies to the west. Its significance is that it was the only water source on the Darb Ain Amur, one of two desert tracks connecting Kharga to Dakhla. Because of its strategic importance, a stronghold was established at Ain Amur. Ain Amur is totally isolated. It is not a place that one stumbles across, and how it was ever found in the first place is baffling. It is dominated by the elements. When the wind blows there is a howling which seems to penetrate the very soul and when it dies the silence is unbearable. In the stillness, if one places pencil to paper the graphite sounds like running a fingernail down a chalkboard. Ain Arnur is awesome. The spring, called Muallekeh, 'the hanging,' by Cailliaud, is found in a slight depression two thirds of the way up the side of the 371 meter (1,187 foot) northwestern cliffs of the Abu Tartur Plateau. It is 525 meters (1,680 feet) above sea level, an unusually high elevation for any spring. There are two springs in the Western Desert that do not lie on the depression floor, close to underground water sources - this one and Ain Tafnis, also in Kharga. Neither is fed by underground water, but by surface water trapped in the limestone scarp. The area surrounding the spring is unexpectedly flat with several palm trees and ancient ruins. The most impressive are the ruins of a Roman temple/fortress which is only decorated on the back wall. There is graffiti on the jambs of the main gateway. In fact there is plenty of graffiti to be found at Ain Amur, some dating as far back as Paleolithic times. The Coptic graffiti found on the jambs of the temple was left there by hermits living in the caves around Ain Amur during the Christian era. Part of this graffiti tells of an Arab traveler in early Christian times who took on the Darb Ain Amur by himself and on foot. He was "faint from thirst" and "came to [Ain Amur) in the latter part of the night ... and it saved him." Winlock found the entrance and back chambers well preserved in I908. They are made of sandstone blocks excavated from the escarpment. The roof and lintels were of larger limestone blocks. Explorers of the nineteenth century also left their mark. Among the most noteworthy are A. Edmondstone in February 1819 and I. Hyde, 17 December 1819, Droveni - Rosingana, one above the other with only the year. There is one other name here at Ain Amur worth talking about, that of Ismail Abu Shanab. He traveled with Frederic Cailliaud, was French by birth, but became a soldier for the Pasha. These men were called French Mamluks. He chose the name Ismail Abu Shanab as his Islamic name. It means, Ismail, Father of a Moustache (that is, he had a moustache). Here he signed his name Le Torzec, Ismael Bouchenape, 1820, a bastardized French version of the Arabic. Ain Amur has yet to be adequately excavated and a plethora of artifacts await the archaeologist, including tombs with mummies, and a great quantity of shards. There is a temple that once measured 53 feet 10 inches by 25 feet (English team) or 70 feet long (French team). Sculptures covered the back of the building.