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Fayyum (oasis)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Gabriel Mckee Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Aug 05, 2020 06:36 PM History
Large depression (not a true oasis) west of the Nile River containing arable land watered by the flooding of the Nile. Inhabited from the Mesolithic period, the Fayyum contains the earliest evidence of farming in Egypt. The water levels of the Fayyum's lake varied significantly until a land reclamation project during the 12th dynasty implemented artificial water controls. During the Ptolemaic and Roman periods, the Fayyum was administered as the Arsinoite Nome.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.


https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/170198552

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Gabriel Mckee, 'Fayyum (oasis): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/170198552> [accessed: 19 September 2020]

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