Town in the Kharga oasis with a well-preserved temple of Amun, now severely threatened by the rising watertable. It was built in around 510 BC by Darius I and then restored and expanded by Nectanebo II and the Ptolemies. A much older temple must have stood here, but very little trace of it has ever been found. In the southern annex an offering vessel bearing the name of Apries (26th Dynasty) was discovered, and reused blocks, one with an empty cartouche, and other traces of an earlier building have also been found. Virtually all the major gods of Egypt were worshipped in the temple of Hibis alongside Amun, including originally foreign gods such as Astarte. The temple had separate areas for the Osiris cult.