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25 December 2022

Fayyoum celebrates Sun rays fall on Qaroun Temple 2022

 Fayyoum celebrates Sun rays fall on Qaroun Temple 2022

Fayyoum celebrates Sun rays fall on Qaroun Temple 2022


Fayyoum celebrates Sun rays fall on Qaroun Temple 2022

Fayoum Governorate celebrated the Sun rays fall perpendicularly on the Holy of Holies of Qasr Qaroun Temple which continued for 25 minutes. The event happens annually on December 21. 

The celebration comes within the framework of the efforts to activate tourism and present the touristic, archeological, cultural and environmental potentials of each governorate. 

The temple is one of Fayyoum's tourist attractions. It is located in an ancient city known as "Dinasios", near Lake Qarun. It served as a Roman protectorate and a fortress to defend the city. It was dedicated to the worship of the god "Sobek", and "Dionysius", the Roman god of love and wine. Its origin goes back to the Greek and Roman eras. It was built of yellow brick made of limestone. It consists of two halls that lead to the Holy of Holies. 

It consists of three chapels. The middle contains the sacred boat, and the two side compartments contain statues of the gods. For the number of its rooms, it is less than a hundred rooms, and they were used to store grain, in addition to the uses of the temple priests at that time.

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