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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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Hamdi Saif al Nasr House

Saif Al Nasr House

The house is located on a long a small peninsula of land called Abu Neema projecting into Lake Qaroun in Fayoum. Owned by Hamdi Pasha Saif Al Nasr who was Egypt’s former minister of defense during the time of king Farouk, the house was intended to be used during the landlord’s periodic visits to his estate here.

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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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