Karanis - Kom Oushim

The ancient Karanis City or Kom Aushim (Kom Aushim), is located 160 km southwest ‎of Cairo in the natural depression of Fayum oasis the ancient city of Karanis have ‎been founded in the 3rd century BC by Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285-247 BC) as part ‎of a scheme to settle Greek mercenaries among the indigenous Egyptians and to ‎exploit the potential of the fertile Fayoum basin

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