Category Archives: Cultural Heritage of Fayoum

Culture and Art of Fayoum,Egypt

Kom Ushim Museum

The Museum.

The Museum of Kom Oshim is located at the entrance of the Greaco-Roman town, Karanis. The museum was built in 1974 in an area of ​​280 * 160 m then it was expanded with ​​850 * 350 m by the supreme council of Antiquities. It was opened recently as part of the Antiquities ministry’s plan to develop and re-open museums that had closed, with a view to promoting domestic and international tourism.  Continue reading Kom Ushim Museum

Fayoum city ( Madinat Al Fayoum )

Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824 – 1904 ), View of Medinet El-Fayoum, c. 1868/1870, oil on wood, Chester Dale Fund 2013.62.1

The city of Fayoum is the largest city in the Fayoum province and the Capital of the modern Fayoum Governorate. Originally called Shedet in Ancient Egypt, the Greeks called it Crocodilopolis or Krocodilopolis, the Romans called it Arsinoë and the Arabs Madinat Al Fayoum.  It is one of Egypt’s oldest cities, possibly the world and it was the seat of worship of the crocodile god, “Sobek”. Continue reading Fayoum city ( Madinat Al Fayoum )

The North of Lake Qaroun, Lost Land Adventure

The North of Lake Qaroun

north of lake qaroun

The northern shore of Lake Qarun in the Faiyum Depression, from Kom Aushim in the east to Quta in the west is one of the most archaeologically sensitive areas in Egypt. Continue reading The North of Lake Qaroun, Lost Land Adventure

Qasr Qaroun Temple Sun Festival “The Wonder of the Sun” 21 December

The phenomenon of the alignment of the sun on Qasr Qaroun temple is as important as that of the great temple of Abu Simbel.
Despite the differences between the two temples regarding each one’s Location, Goal and Date of Foundation, in addition to, the differences regarding each one’s Sun alignment date, however ,both have resemblance regarding sun rotation at the holy of the holies of the two temples at the time of the sun rises.

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