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After the Commonwealth War Cemetery, today I present the German cemetery which is located a few kilometers.
The German memorial is the creation of Robert Tischler, principal architect of the German War Graves Commission. In this particular instance Tischler wanted to evoke Ancient Egyptian architects considered world masters when it comes to honoring the illustrious dead. Hence the 11.5 meter high basalt obelisk supported by four falcons purposefully located in the center of the mausoleum's inner courtyard.
On the German memorial's plates and mosaic panels, which hang in covered alcoves and burial chambers, are engraved the names of approximately 4,200 German soldiers. Just like the Allied mausoleums, the expanse of land on which the German mausoleum stands was offered to the German government by the people of Egypt.

IL SACRARIO TEDESCO.
Dopo il cimitero di guerra del Commonwealth,oggi vi presento il cimitero tedesco che è situato a pochi chilometri.
Il Sacrario Tedesco, un ossario contenente i resti di 4.200 soldati tedeschi, è costruito nello stile di una fortezza medioevale.

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