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Pictures in this gallery cover the Fayoum area, Lake Qarun, Karanis, Qasr al-Saghah and Soknopaiou Nesos
Soknopaiou Nesos & Lake Qarun 6549EG07JHP 
 Lake Qarun Fayoum Egypt Ancient Ptolemaic Town Soknopaiou Nesos highview, also called Dimyah al-Siba, a Ptolemaic town dating through to Roman times built by with a substantial mudbrick enclosure wall partially buried surrounding the remains of a temple dedicated to Soknopaios, a form of the crocodile God Sobek. It is located in the western desert south of Cairo and is accessed by 4x4 from Faiyum and is often part of a desert trip including Qasr al-Saghah Temple. In this photo a group of archaeologists are inspecting the causeway on what was once thought to have been an island in the lake. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Fayoum & Desert
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Soknopaiou Nesos & Lake Qarun 6549EG07JHP
Upload Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007
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Lake Qarun Fayoum Egypt Ancient Ptolemaic Town Soknopaiou Nesos highview,

also called Dimyah al-Siba, a Ptolemaic town dating through to Roman times built by with a substantial mudbrick enclosure wall partially buried surrounding the remains of a temple dedicated to Soknopaios, a form of the crocodile God Sobek. It is located in the western desert south of Cairo and is accessed by 4x4 from Faiyum and is often part of a desert trip including Qasr al-Saghah Temple. In this photo a group of archaeologists are inspecting the causeway on what was once thought to have been an island in the lake.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Egyptology, el-Fayoum, Fayyum, Fayum, Lake Qarun, Moeris, Soknopaiou Nesos, island, Dimyah al-Siba, cuaseway, overview, archaeology, ancient, history, landscape, digital, camera, desert, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy 11 Philadelphus, Septimius Severus, temple, Suchos, Soknopaios, Sobek, processional, way, mudbrick, enclosure, walls, layering, pan, bedding, hot, sand, blistering, heat, sun, blue, sky, angle, eroded, stones
 


 

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