It is an ancient city (See Image 3) first built by the Ptolemies
in the 3rd century BC. It is close to the Cairo-Fayoum road,
only 70 km (44 miles) far from Cairo. The city has a stone temple in the
south dedicated to crocodile-gods Pnepheros
and another one in the north dedicated to crocodile-god Sobek
(See Image 2), in addition to two Roman baths (See Image 4).
The city is so interesting and a must-visit. The remains of
the city shed some light over the normal life of Egyptians at
the heyday of the city, with broken walls, alleys and streets
give you an indication of the city's glorious past.
Karanis museum: The museum (See Image 1) is small
and is attached to the city. It displays artifacts collected
from the city including wonderful glassware, potteries, jewelries
and ornaments. The museum has antiques belong to Fayoum's
different subsequent eras and it is really worth the visit.