Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Kharijah, Al-

Town, capital of the muhafazah (governorate) of Al-Wadi al-Jadid (Arabic: �New Valley�) and chief town of Al-Kharijah (Kharga) oasis, Egypt. The town's history dates back to the 25th dynasty (c. 750 - 656 BC), though inscriptions record that the oasis was a place for political exiles from Thebes in the 21st dynasty (c. 1075 - c. 945 BC). The town flourished under Persian and Roman rule, and there are extensive ruins of those


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