near the ruins of the Ptolemaic town of Karanis,
the Kom Aushim Museum houses artifacts that
illustrate the daily lives and funerary practices
of the ancient inhabitants of the area. The
highlight of the collection is a group of
examples of the famous Faiyum mummy portraits.
Labels are in Arabic and English.
Open daily, 9:00 AM – 5:00
PM (9:00 AM – 3:00
PM during Ramadan)
LE 1, museum & ruins (LE 0.50,
Foreign: LE 10, museum only (LE 5, students)
LE 20, museum & ruins (LE 10, students)
rates available to bearers of a valid student
ID from an Egyptian University or an International
Student ID Card (ISIC)
Road, next to the ruins of Karanis
BUS: Buses leave from Kubri al-Masalla in
al-Fayoum at 7AM and 2:30 PM.
TAXI: ask for “met-haf kom oshim”
museum curator speaks good English, and is
happy to explain the
artifacts. If you call a day ahead, the
guide for nearby ruins.