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Euhemeria Qasr Banat Archaeological Site

The village of Euhemeria is situated near to a modern village called Ezbet Afifi in the north-western part of Fayoum city between Philoteris and Theadelpheia archaeological sites, of which the exact locations are also known. Like most of the ancient Greaco-Roman towns in this part of the Fayoum, Euhemeria was founded in the reign of Ptolemy II (if not Ptolemy I) and was abandoned in the 4th century AD.

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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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The North of Lake Qaroun, Lost Land Adventure

The North of Lake Qaroun

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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

Medinet Madi ( Narmouthis )

Medinet Madi Archaeological Site

Madinet Madi Archaeological site is located in a small hill of a strategic position guarding the southwestern entrance to the Fayoum about 35 km far from Medinet El-Fayoum. The town was called Dj3 in Hieroglyphs, while during the Greek period it was identified as Narmouthis (Bresciani, 1980). The name Madi, which means “City of the Past”, seems to have originated from the Arab existence. A document, dates back to the ninth century AD., has been found in the site mentioning Madi as the name of the site

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