Dimai in the Fayoum Egypt


Located at Fayoum, Dimai was one of the first settlements in the in the area to be abandoned. The ruins seem masterious, with much ancient debrie scattered about. This was a fishing village and carabanserai. There is a processional way nearby that stretched to the Temple of Sobek.

Notable is the Soknopaious Nesos, the Island of the Crocodile God, with its mud-brick walls. Nearby are cellars which were used to store oil and wine, and unusual in that their roofs are still intact. There are also the remains of two temples, one built of stone and the other of mud-brick. Several miles to the east is also the limestone temple of Qasr El-Sagha, which has seven chapels, but which little is known of its purpose.

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