The coming of Islam followed the Muslim conquest of Egypt,
but there is no visible change at any specific time in the
The position of the Oasis on the trade routes between the
Nile Valley and places west and south of Egypt brought prosperity
to towns like el-Qasr
with its large urban houses, mosques, madrasa or college,
law court and other public buildings.
The Dakhleh Oasis Project has been engaged in restoration
and reconstruction work in el-Qasr
in the course of which many documents have been recovered
giving valuable insights into life in the town and indeed
on the Oasis generally during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth
Many objects, particularly documents, are being recovered,
which give valuable insights into life of the town during
the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries C.E. The documents
include legal judgements, private letters and commercial matters.