Only one hour far away from Cairo, you will be inside a picturesque desert oasis that surrounded by the high plateaus; it is Fayum Egypt, where you begin your suspense tour by crossing a wonderful Obelisk that has stood in pride for more than 4000 years to get a breeze of fresh air, leading your soul to spend a time of charm, observing flocks of birds flying over the water in the Lake Qaroun that fascinates the eye with its beauty.
A rich heritage of unique flora and fauna and archaeology dating back to of pharaonic, Ptolemaic, and Roman civilizations, and while your eyes will be surprised by the charming nature of the rare animals and plants, you will be amazed by the fossils of the extinct animals in one of the most beautiful and fertile regions of Egypt, Fayum Egypt.
Your eyes will covet more beauty as a result of this magic that you will see, as you will doubt that this spot of the earth still has more; at this time, you will find singing sounds coming from the pure white sky as the various beautiful birds flying around the sky of Wadi-El-Rayan, to enjoy your road with 40 species of birds and other types of migration birds, where you can see rare animals like “slender horn” deer, as Fayum Egypt is the home for these deer. A warm breeze comes from this wonderful sky to fall in the land with nature sulfur springs and sand dunes. Continue your tour with this pure weather to Ain El Selini.
In a panoramic view of the water and huge natural gardens, relax while you are in the most attractive landmarks at this charming oasis, Fayum Egypt; Ain El Selini is where the fresh air will purify your soul, and the water will achieve your full calmness.
Amid the peaceful rhythm of nature, forget each worry in your life, seeing an astonishing view since a branch of water called “Bahr Yousuf,” which links Fayum Egypt to the Nile River, cut through the land of Fayum since 19th century BC. It is one of the pharaonic projects, was established by order of King Amenemhat II to supply Lake Qarun with floodwaters. While you are in front of this ancient branch, realize that it is not the only historical project in Fayum, Egypt.
How to Live The Time Of Prehistory And Go Through the Eras In Fayum Egypt
While you walk with the palm trees, magnificent greenery, and plants in Fayum Egypt, you will travel via eras of Coptic, Roman, Greek, Pharaonic, and finally, you will find yourself in the era of pre-human to reveal more secrets about the nature of the earth from millions of years ago and get to know secrets about evolution, actually Fayum Egypt has led the archeologists to the truth that the whales were land-mammal animals, then being marine animals.
In Wadi-El Hitan, the most Heritage site in the world, which was submerged with the waters of what is known as the Tethys Sea, then 406 skeletons have been revealed by winds and erosion, that is why Wadi-El Hitan displays the largest number of fossils in the world, including whales that had legs before they evolved 40 million years ago, to spend your night in this magic spot while the sky is filled with millions of stars, meteors, constellations, planets, and satellites.
A Ptolemaic project stands in the middle of Fayum Egypt for more than 2000 years ago when the ancient Egyptians tried to agriculture in Faiyum, and due to the need of the ancient peasants to irrigate the land from a lower level to a higher level, they had to think of a way to raise water to the agricultural land, so the Ptolemies took advantage of the waterfalls of “Bahr Yousuf,” in pushing the roaring streams, to bring these waterways from the bottom to the top by the force of the water’s push. That is why they had set the Fayoum waterwheels.
While you see the amazing of these seven Fayoum water wheels that raise the water to irrigate farmland, realize that still more artifacts wait for you in Fayum. At this time, move into Lisht at Fayoum, the capital of ancient Egypt in the Middle Kingdom that still hides lots of mysterious secrets due to all the undiscovered archaeological treasures, which are still buried under the ground in this region.
There, you will stand in front of one of the most magnificent complex pyramids, Amenemhat I, which dates back to the old kingdom; you will be in charm especially when you know that this place is known as the place of Amenemhat I appearance, and when you pass through the three parts of this pyramid, the north chapel which contains corridors, burials chamber, with its attractive decorations that will drive you back to AmenemhatI ruling era by its all details to get into the ancient Egyptians life, do not miss going to one of a masterpiece of the pyramids, Hawara Pyramid.
Live the suspense and smell the scents of history dating back thousands of years with the Hawara pyramid that was built by King Amenemhat III by going into its Corridors and many rooms, which end with the burial chamber that contains a huge stone sarcophagus made of one piece of quartzite, weighing up to 110 tons, while you are amazed by this pyramid with its 20 m height, you will find one of the most attractive masterpieces, which was considered one of the wonders of the world, it is superior compared to most of the ancient Egyptian temples and monuments with its luxury and majesty, the Labyrinth Palace is calling you to sink in its stories.
The labyrinth Palace was built during Amenemhat III reign; it includes a numerous number of complex branch corridors in addition to about 3000 rooms; the idea was taken later to The Legendary Labyrinth of King Minos of Crete, which according to the Greek Mythology, was built by the Architect “Daedalus” the Symbol of wisdom in ancient Greece.
When you decide to go out of the Hwara Pyramid site, you will realize a group of monuments will attract you to live longer with the ancient Egyptians and get a special touch by visiting more of their monuments at the tomb of Princess “Nefropetah.”
On the longest historical road of Egypt, walkthrough Medinet Madi that was built by Amenemhat III during the 12th century, to be the oldest monuments that date back to the middle kingdom. It was dedicated to the cobra-headed goddess, Renenutet, and the crocodile-headed god, Sobek of Scedet, patron god of the region and its capitol, Scedet.
If you need to go cross history of three great old civilization and their majesty to begin your tour with the pharaohs and their great temples, then the Ptolemaic period (332-30 BC), and finally reach the Roman era, go around Medinet Madi in Fayum Egypt, where you can visit many temples in addition to around ten Coptic churches that date back to the Roman era, follow the paved road that was set by the hands of the Ptolemies, passing through an eight-columned kiosk leading to a portico and transverse vestibule.
Visit ancient Egypt during the Greek-Roman era, where you see two temples dedicated to the Sobek god and the Roman bath god; it also includes a museum that has an interesting display of glassware, jewelry, and pottery discovered in the site.
Actually, you will stand in confusion about where to begin your tour via history in Fayum Egypt.