Temple of the Oracle

Located 4 km east of the present town of Siwa, the Temple of the Oracle is believed to have housed the famous Greek oracle of Jupiter Amun, to which Alexander the Great headed directly when he came to Egypt for the first time in 331 BC. Reputedly, it is believed that the Macedonian leader asked the oracle if he was going to ‘rule the world,’ legend has it that the answer was ‘yes, but not for very long.’ The temple has a great vestibule and forecourt. Nearby, south of the temple, you can reach the temple of Amun which dates back to the 30th dynasty.