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Monday, 14 April 2014

Faiyum::Ancient City in Egypt-Part 3 (Last)

Famous Sites

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  • Hanging Mosque, built under the Ottoman Rule over Egypt
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  • Hawara, archeological site 27 km (17 mi) from the city
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  • Lahun Pyramids, 4 km (2 mi) outside the city
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  • Qaitbay Mosque, in the city, and was built by the wife of the Mamluk Sultan Qaitbay
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  • Qasr Qarun, 44 km (27 mi) from the city
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  • Wadi Elrayan or Wadi Rayan or the largest waterfalls in Egypt, around 50 km (31 mi) from the city
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  • Wadi Al-HitanValley of whales, Template:Is a paleontological site in the Al Fayyum Governorate of Egypt, some 150 km (93 mi) southwest of Cairo. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Notable people

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  • Tefta Tashko-Koço, well known Albanian singer was born in Faiyum, where her family lived at that time.
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  • Saadia Gaon, the influential Jewish teacher of the early 10th century, was originally from Faiyum, and often called al-Fayyumi.
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  • Sobek, Egyptian crocodile god.

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