Small oasis on the road that joins the oasis of Siwa, west of , to in the oasis of al-Bahariyyah, about 65 miles (100 km) from Siwa. A. Fakhry thinks that the ancient tombs that he excavated there preserve traces of paintings of the , which would indicate that they must have been occupied by hermits (Fakhry, 1939, p. 614; 1973-1976, Vol. 1). However, A. de Cosson, who had written earlier, advanced an opposing opinion (1937, pp. 226-29).


  • Cosson, A. de. “Notes on the Bahrên, Nuwêmisah and el-Areg Oases in the .” Journal of Egyptian 23 (1937):226-29.
  • Fakhry, A. “The Tombs of el-Areg Oasis in the Libyan Desert.”
  • Annales du Service des Antiquités de l’Egypte 39 (1939):609-19.

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