CAIRO – 22 June 2021: Kom Aushim Museum in Fayoum Governorate is considered one of the most important museums in Egypt that houses rare artifacts.
The museum closed in 2006 for restoration. However, the development works officially launched during the tenure of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, as its restoration began in 2016 and was reopened after it was closed for 10 years in 2017.
The museum’s display scenario narrates the history of Fayoum Governorate, the customs and traditions of its residents since ancient times, as well as the religious thought embraced by the people of the governorate throughout the ages.
The artifacts in the museum were initially stored in the museum’s warehouse in Kom Aushim, and the storehouse of the Egyptian Museum, in addition to the artifacts that were on display in the museum before its closure.
Kom Aushim Museum is located at the entrance to the famous city of Karanis, and is one of the most important museums in Egypt.
It consists of two floors and houses 313 artifacts from different historical eras, spanning back to the pre-historic era and passing through the Pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Islamic and Coptic eras.
Among the most famous artifacts it houses are the Fayoum Portraits, a number of mummies and pieces of papyrus.