Qasr Qarun

Qasr Qarun

Qasr Qarun, ancient Dionysias, is an archaeological site located near the western edge of Birket Qarun lake, Egypt. It was founded during the Ptolemaic period in the 2nd century BC. The ruins include several houses, temples, Roman bath and forrtress.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Faiyum Governorate

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 2nd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Ptolemaic

Later Cultures: Roman

Site Features: Ptolemaic & Roman Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: El Fayoum

Date of Submission: 1994

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