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A region in the western desert of central Egypt in which many Graeco-Roman era paintings and papyrus fragments have been found, including the Fayum Fragment.
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FAYUM Egypt’s largest oasis, about 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) southwest of Cairo. In the center is Lake Qarun, Egypt’s only large inland lake, which today covers 90 square miles (144.8 square kilometers), is about 17 feet (5.2 meters) deep, and has a surface 147 feet (44.8 meters) below the level of
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
FayyumThe largest agricultural region west of the Nile in Middle Egypt; the F. begins some 30 km south of Memphis and continues southward approx. 50 km (see map 19, A2). Its capital, Arsinoe (Crocodilopolis), was an episcopal see from the first half of the 3rd c. The names of many monasteries are documented