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HISTORY TODAY: Cairo in those Days So Long Ago Driving Through Desert Then Shimmering Sun Shows An Oasis


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Ace Press News From Cutting Room Floor: Published: Mar.26: 2023:

#AceHistoryDesk – Nothing really prepares you for the moment when your drive through the arid desert is interrupted by the looming presence of an oasis.

Portrait from a shrine, Faiyum, c.100 AD.
Portrait from a shrine, Faiyum, c.100 AD. Bridgeman Images.

Leaving Cairo, the road takes you 40 minutes southwest through a desolate landscape with only a few industrial buildings and police check points. This all changes when the ground becomes awash with vibrant hues of green: grasses and enormous trees.

It is not hard to know when you have entered Faiyum, a fertile area fed by the Bahr Yussef, an ancient canal that still connects the region to the Nile.

As the desert becomes an oasis, a rather innocuous sign can be seen on the side of the road: Kom Aushim, or as it was known during the Graeco-Roman period, Karanis.


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