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  • Writer's pictureMai Khder

Al Fayoum

Two hours south-west of Cairo, the Al-Fayoum Oasis is definitely one of the country's secret wonders. It is distinguished by the irrigation of agricultural lands by many water conductors, numbering around 200.

Fayoum is one of the most fertile oases in Egypt, located southwest of Cairo. It is about 90 km long and full of natural beauty. It also has the first evidence of agriculture in Egypt, where you can see the most beautiful Egyptian villages that have tours in Cairo, where Fayoum was the center of the royal pyramid and the construction of cemeteries in the twelfth dynasty of the Middle Kingdom, and again during the rule of the Ptolemaic family. Bread baskets became the most important during the Roman era, and their name comes from (Phiom), which is a Coptic word, or Payomj, which means the lake where you can ride a small sailboat to enjoy the scenic landscape. With day tours to Alfayoum and wadi EL Rayan from Cairo, which was once a sea, but today it is known as the Valley of the Pisces. In the Middle Ages, there was a flourishing city on-site, and one mosque dates from the Mamluk period.

Fayoum is one of Egypt's most fertile oases, southwest of Cairo. It has approximately 90 km of natural beauty. The first evidence of agriculture is also found in Egypt, where you can find the best Egyptian villages with tours in Cairo, where Fayoum was the center, during the twelfth Middle Kingdom Dynasty and under the rule of the Ptolemaic family, the Royal Pyramid, and cemeteries. The most important in the Roman period were the bread baskets, whose name is derived from Phiom, a Coptic word, or Payomj, meaning the lake, where you can take a small sailboat to enjoy the picturesque scenery. Day tours to Alfayoum and wadi EL Rayan from Cairo, once a bay, now known as the Pisces Valley. It's a sea. A prosperous city was on site in the Middle Ages, with one mosque dating back to the Mamluk era.

And some years ago, Diodorus told us about more ancient myths in Faiyum, that King Menes or Mina, bordering Upper and Lower Egypt, went on a hunting expedition and almost lost his life after his dogs attacked him by the lake. However, the crocodile he carried across the water to safety saved his life. The ancient people believed that the lake is a shrine of crocodiles as a reward for this crocodile and established there a city "Shedit" recognized during the Grecko-Roman era as Crocodilopolis, but today you can visit Wadi Hitan or the Valley of Wales that contains some of best-preserved skeletons of extinct whales from global whales.

And a few years ago, Diodorus told us about ancient Faiyum myths that, after the attack of his dogs at the sea, Kings Menes and Mina, who were on a hunting trip in Upper and Lower Egypt, almost lost his life. However, his life was saved by the crocodile he brought safely through the river. Ancient people thought the lake is a crocodile shrine for this crocodile, founded there a town called "Shedit" that was renamed Crocodilopolis in the grec-roman era, but today you can visit Wadi Hitan or the Wales Valley, which contains some of the most well-preserved extinct walrus skeletons.

In ancient mythology, the root of all creation, God Sobek remained the principal deity of the province throughout the Greco-Roman times. Sobek was also the focus of the worship of the god.

Wadi Al Rayyan, a desirable area connected to a beautiful waterfall with some lakes such as the famous Qarun lake, is included only in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. In the village of al-Azab 5 km south of Fayoum, the Monastery of the Virgin Mary and the martyr Abi Sifin, and called St Anba Abraham's monastery, there are also many monasteries in which the early Christians built grottos cut from the rocky sides along hills and valleys, including "Deir al-Azab" since the Roman period. There is also an ancient chapel, a new church and an Anba Abraham Shrine, and a church museum in the monastery. I, St. Demiana, St. Mina Great, St. Simon Skinner).

The Archangel Monastery (Gabriel) in Jabal Al-Takroun, where it is located 16 km southeast of the city of Fayoum in Jabal Al-Takroun, the center of Etsa. It can be reached through the village of Al-Azab and dates back to the beginning of Christianity in Egypt or during the third century AD, known as the Abi Khashaba Monastery. The caves that were used in it were revealed. The first Christians in the period of Roman persecution for Christianity, monastic life began in this monastery in the fourth century, which is supported by the presence of manuscripts containing monastic laws sent by St. Anthony to the monks of the monastery, and it is considered the only monastery in Egypt that bears the name of the angel Gabriel or Gabriel, and that monasticism lasted until the century The 18, as y It was repeated that St. Samuel the Confessor had lived in the nearby caves for 35 years.

Visit Al Fayoum Oasis and a lot of other amazing historical and natural places near Cairo during many Egypt tours and Egypt Travel Packages and Egypt day tours if you stay in Cairo you can have one of the full Cairo Day tours otherwise of you have a short time you can book a trip from Cairo day tours from airport.

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Learn more about Fayyoum when you Travel to Egypt through a variety of Egypt Classic Tours, Classic packages to Egypt, Egypt Travel Packages, Egypt day tours, Cairo day tours and Cairo day tours from the airport to visit the Egyptian museums and the various temples established to honor those deities of Egypt the cradle of civilizations, It's time to explore Egypt accompanied by our professional guides throughout your Luxor day tours, Aswan day tours as well as the private Budget tours to Egypt to see the achievements of the famous Pharaohs while enjoying Egypt Vacations and Egypt holiday packages and when you step on the foot of the only remaining monuments from the seven wonders of the world throughout the tour to Giza pyramids & the Sphinx, The Egyptian Museum tour, Valley of Kings, Coptic Cairo Tour and Islamic Cairo trip as well as Karnak Temple and all the wonders when you plan your tours to Egypt.

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