For over fifty years no archaeologist came to work in the village’s ruins. Excavations only restated at Tebtynis in October 1988 when the Franco-Italian mission of the Institut francias d’archaeologie orientale and the University of Milan set up camp there. After the excavations, the plundering and the destruction of the first half of the 20th century, the site appeared to be cleared out. In reality, some areas were still untouched. After evaluating the state of the area, the mission re-opened the site, confident of exposing additional buildings, recovering a quantity of artifacts and filling in gaps in the history of Tebtynis. The results were so encouraging that the team has already worked thirty years at the site and plans to continue its investigations there.Continue reading Unexpected Treasures 30 Years of excavations in Um El Burigat ( Teptynis ) at Cairo Museum
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Meet Fayoum’s Hidden Waterfalls!
If you think that Fayoum has only the Waterfalls of Wadi Rayan Natonal Park, then you are mistaken!Continue reading Meet Fayoum’s Hidden Waterfalls!
Jebel Qatrani Open Air Museum
The Jebel Qatrani Open Air Museum is located inside the Petrified Forest area, the north of Lake Qaroun few kilometers from Jebel Qatrani and the ancient basalt quarries. The museum was built early 2018 and yet to be inaugurated soon. It is showcasing fossils of both marine (started in Eocene with the fossil ancestors of Archaeocetes: whales) and continental (with the fossil ancestors of Continue reading Jebel Qatrani Open Air Museum
The Noria of Basiouniya (Egypt’s Largest Waterwheel)
The largest waterwheel in Egypt is located in Basiouniya village 14 km east of Fayoum city. It rises 8 meters high and weighs more than 2 tons. This waterwheel is providing 88 feddans (37 Hectares) of cultivated lands with fresh water and its cost is 50000 EGP.
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Bacchias (Kom Um El-Athl)
Greco-Roman town (332 BC-554AD) is located on the northeastern edge of Fayoum province not far from Karanis just 9.5 km east of it. Umm Al-Athl is the modern name for the ruins of this Ptolemaic village. Continue reading Bacchias (Kom Um El-Athl)