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Karanis Open Air Museum

The objects displayed in Karanis open air museum are fragments of monumental architectural pieces and stone sculptures from Pharaonic times (Mainly Middle and New Kingdoms) that have been transferred to Karanis from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities’ rescue excavations in Kiman Faris in the modern Fayoum City.

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Theadelphia (Batn Ihrit – Khawagat)

Among the sites in the former Themistou Meris, Theadelpheia sadly exhibits best the dramatic changes which have occurred in the ancient settlements in this part of the Fayoum since the beginning of the 20th century. When Francis Kelsey visited here in spring 1920. He walked along avenues which were lined by houses still standing up to their second floors.

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