Karanis

Karanis

Karanis was an agricultural town in Graeco-Roman Egypt, located in the northeast corner of the Fayum,Egypt. The site was one of a number of towns established in the Arsinoite nome under Ptolemy II Philadelphus in the 3rd century BC.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Faiyum Governorate

Site History: 3rd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Ptolemaic

Later Cultures: Ptolemaic

Site Features: Ptolemaic Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: El Fayoum

Date of Submission: 1994

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