To all who saw the earlier photo, there was a problem with it (thanks to "L" for pointing it out). Here's something else instead. The Faiyum has been in the news quite a bit recently, thanks to a recent Neolithic and due to work by ECHO to raise awareness of the threat to existing archaeolgical sites. Here are some general photos of the Faiyum, ancient and modern. They were scanned from prints on a somewhat elderly scanner several years ago, and this shows in the quality, which is fairly poor.