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Umm el-Baragat (Faiyum)

Alternative site names: 
Theodosiopolis; Tebtunis
Site description: 

Although thought to have been originally founded in the New Kingdom, the extensive city flourished in the Graeco-Roman Period. Besides domestic architecture, there is a small temple dedicated to Soknebynis (a manifestation of Sobek) and a cemetery of over a thousand mummified crocodiles. A Roman Period temple library provided a large number of papyri concerning administrative, literary, medical, and religious matters were found.

Type of site: 
Temple; town; cemetery; animal necropolis
Timeframe: 
Temple (12th Dynasty-Islamic Period); Town (12th Dynasty-Islamic Period); cemetery (Graeco-Roman Period); animal necropolis (Late Period-Graeco-Roman Period)
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