19 November 2018 09:41 AM

Kom Aushim Museum

Tuesday، 19 September 2017 - 03:41 PM

Located near the ruins of the Ptolemaic town of Karanis, the Kom Aushim Museum houses artifacts that illustrate the daily lives and funerary practices of the ancient inhabitants of the area. The highlight of the collection is a group of examples of the famous Fayoum mummy portraits. Labels are in Arabic and English.







LOCATION:
Cairo Road, next to the ruins of Karanis
 
DIRECTIONS:
BY BUS: Buses leave from Kubri al-Masalla in al-Fayoum at 7AM and 2:30 PM.
 
BY TAXI: ask for “met-haf kom oshim”
 
FACILITIES:
The museum curator speaks good English, and is happy to explain the artifacts. If you call a day ahead, the museum can also arrange a guide for nearby ruins.


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