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Tel Basta is the site of the old temple of Bast, and also a site of Christian pilgrimage, the Holy Family supposedly stopping here during their exile into Egypt.
Tel Basta is right next to a small military base. Egyptian officials are not fond of people walking near military bases with cameras at the best of times. The implications of this is that if you get there under your own steam, you may face problems with guards in explaining a) why you are not on an official tour and b) why they were not notified in writing of your impending visit. If your driver is helpful he will help you talk your way into the site. After buying your ticket you will be followed by Tourist Police to ensure your safety. It is suggested you tip and the end of your visit, particularly as you are likely to get an armed police escort out of the township of Zagazig back onto the main highway.