Bahr Yussef

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Bahr Yussef

Bahr Yussef is a canal that connects Lake Qarun with the waters of the Nile. In the past, Bahr Yusef was a natural waterway, then it was expanded and deepened by Amenemhat III in 2300 BC, with the aim of controlling the Nile flood and regulating its level during the dry seasons, in addition to irrigating the surrounding areas.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Faiyum Governorate

Category: Bridges and Water Structures

Site History: Third Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ptolemaic + Roman + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Oasis of Fayoum, hydraulic remains and ancient cultural landscapes

Date of Submission: 2003

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