Kom Ushim Museum

This is a small museum, almost hidden in its own gardens, which has been recently renovated and includes artefacts found in Fayoum dating from prehistoric to Roman periods. There are some good Middle Kingdom models from Hawara, the colossal head of a Roman god from Karanis and many items of pottery and coins found in Fayoum. The museum is temperature controlled and very well lit. The museum also exhibits two of the famous ‘Fayoum Portraits’ (others can be seen in Cairo Museum). These were personal
portraits painted on wood or linen that covered the face of the mummy towards the end of the Greco-Roman


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