Siwa’s Roman-era sights reward hardy travelers to Egypt

People relax by a freshwater pool at the Ghaliet Ecolodge and Spa in the Egyptian oasis of Siwa, a Berber town of some 27,000 people roughly 450 miles southwest of Cairo. The palm tree-lined area is known for its quiet charm, ancient ruins, abundant natural springs and rolling sand dunes in the surrounding desert. (AP Photo/Kim Gamel)

People relax by a freshwater pool at the Ghaliet Ecolodge and Spa in the Egyptian oasis of Siwa, a Berber town of some 27,000 people roughly 450 miles southwest of Cairo. The palm tree-lined area is known for its quiet charm, ancient ruins, abundant natural springs and rolling sand dunes in the surrounding desert. (AP Photo/Kim Gamel)

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