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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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Greek Baths In Fayoum City

The North Bath of Fayoum city.

The bathhouse is a new building introduced to Egypt by the Greeks in every rank of settlement from the 3rd century BC. The available evidence suggests a wide use of the new practice, which spread all over the country until the Late Roman period and on-wards. Their dimensions varied, but they were generally of small to medium size.

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Explore Fayoum Tours

As to provide the Fayoum visitors with an ultimate Fayoum experience. Explore Fayoum founder, Mahmoud a.k.a Fayoumer, a local guide and a researcher based in Fayoum Governorate will take you on curated tours to explore fabulous Fayoum in different thematic itineraries to ensure an ultimate Fayoum experience. He will share with you his knowledge of the area and his interesting Fayoum stories.

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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 )