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Umm el-Dabadib
One of the most impressive sites in the entire oasis is certainly Ain Umm el-Dabadib. This large settlement lies along the Darb Ain Amur half way between the Darb el-Arbain and the Dakhla Oasis, and included a small fort surrounded by a fortified settlement packed with rather luxurious houses, a Christian church, an Egyptian-style temple located next to a spring, a slightly earlier northern settlement, several minor ruins, a vast underground water system, extensive cultivations and several necropoli of various sizes. This site, more than the others, provides evidence dating to the transitional period between Paganism and Christianity.