Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Developing the Faiyum for Tourism

Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Nazif "has decided to form a committee of the ministries of higher education, environmental and foreign affairs, Fayoum governorate in addition to a number of Egyptian universities experts to take part in drawing up a comprehensive plan for boosting investment in the natural and archaeological sites in Fayoum governorate". As well as the Wadi Rayan nature reserve focused on in this article, the Faiyum has a rich archaeological past dating from some of the earliest evidence for mixed farming in Egypt (dating back to 5500BC) through an important Middle Kingdom period of occupation and irrigation works, through to an intensive settlement of the region during the Graeco-Roman period, from which many towns and temples survive, some of which are being excavated.


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Andie said...

Thank you very much - very nice of you to take the time to comment.