The Pool of the Sun

Ammon: name of a Libyan deity and his oracle in the desert. It became famous after Alexander the Great made a detour to consult the god. The modern name is Siwa.

Siwa, the Spring of the Sun
Siwa, the Spring of the Sun

One of the lakes in Siwa is the so-called Bath of Cleopatra, which in Antiquity was known as Spring of the Sun. Writing in the mid-fifth century BCE, the Greek researcher Herodotus of Halicarnassus tells that the water in this spring is warm in the early morning, gets cooler as the day proceeds, is quite cold when midday comes, and later gets warmer again, until at midnight, it boils and throws up bubbles.note. The description is exaggerated.