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About Fayoum

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 )

About Fayoum

A majestic desert, expanses of luxuriant land, lakes and waterfalls: let yourselves be captivated by the beauties of the Fayoum Oasis, ‘Little Egypt’. If you have always dreamt of losing yourselves in the immense Milky Way while lying among the desert dunes, listening to the stories of the dynasties of pharaohs that have marked the history of a civilization thousands of years old, guided by the skilled hands of young artisans, the ‘guardians’ of the ancient handiwork techniques, then Fayoum is the destination for you. Continue reading About Fayoum