Kom Aushim Museum



Located 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)

Egyptian: LE 1, museum & ruins (LE 0.50, students)
Foreign: LE 10, museum only (LE 5, students)
LE 20, museum & ruins (LE 10, students)

Student rates available to bearers of a valid student ID from an Egyptian University or an International Student ID Card (ISIC)

Cairo Road, next to the ruins of Karanis

BY BUS: Buses leave from Kubri al-Masalla in al-Fayoum at 7AM and 2:30 PM.

BY TAXI: ask for “met-haf kom oshim”

The museum curator speaks good English, and is happy to explain the artifacts. If you call a day ahead, the museum can also arrange a guide for nearby ruins.

CONTACT INFO: Phone: (084) 501-825

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