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Thursday, 29 November 2018

Restoring Siwa’s 13th century Shali village

Restoring Siwa’s 13th century Shali village: The Egyptian government has recently launched a UN-backed initiative to restore and preserve the Siwa Oasis village of Shali, according to Al-Monitor. The plan, announced in mid-October, aims to position the village as a central feature of Siwa Oasis’ touristic appeal and capitalize on Siwa’s potential as an eco-tourism hub. The village endured a three-day rainstorm in 1926 that severely damaged its structures, which were made of the Siwan rock-salt-clay mixture known as ‘kershef’ (watch, runtime 2:47).

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