The Faiyum Oasis in Egypt near Nile River is largely depended on Nile water than freshwater.
|Location:||29° 27′ 13″ N,|
|30° 34′ 51″ E|
|Area:||1,270 km² - 1700 km²|
First human habitation of the Faiyum is recorded in 7200 BCE.
Then it was used for agricultural purposes around 5200 BCE.
It became the preferred hunting grounds for kings and nobles during the Old Kingdom called Ta-she, the Southern Lake.
The city named Shedet was established and was a sanctuary for crocodiles.
Greek called it Crocodilopolis which is now called Kiman Faris.
Between 3rd and 5th centuries, the oasis went into decline.
Even though Roman restored it, they were unpopular.
Arabs successfully invaded, but still it went into decline during Ottoman period.
Many wars and fights were involved before Muhammad Ali revived its failing economy with agriculture. Slowly the land has come a long way into modern era and is gaining prosperity with various means.
Summer: April – Oct
July: Hottest month – Avg. Temp. Of 28°C and with no precipitation
Winter: November – March
January: Coldest month – Avg. Temp. Of 11°C and with a little precipitation
Lake Moeris is the primary location for the presence of marine, fluvial and continental environment.
Whereas in Lake Qarun, species like Tamarix nilotica, Nitraria retusa and Alhagi maurorum are found mostly. Even salt-marsh vegetation is seen in brackish water from the main drainage canals.
The economy of the oasis depends on:
The main cultivated products are:
The Pyramid of Hawara (The Labyrinth)
Archaelogical sites of EL-Lahun
Site of Crocodilopolis/Arsinoe
Dimeh Al Siba
Wadi el Hitan (Whale Valley)
These Western Desert’s little paradises in middle tempt every man in the face of earth. How remote or small, they hold our heart firmly and take it by storm. Egypt is happy to share these small pieces of his heart with whoever wants to bask in the pleasure as such. And NILE HOLIDAY ensures these pleasurable adventures and encourages enjoying these valleys without worrying about security and as such. So, let you heart guide you to Egypt’s small piece of heaven now..