The Lost City of the Crocodile God
24 July 2013
The concept design for the open-air museum display in Karanis at the edge of the Fayyum Oasis has now been completed. The work by ARCHiNOS is part of the URU Fayum Project (carried out by the University of California, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and University of Auckland), and aims at presenting to the public stone statues and architectural fragments that are the only surviving remnants of a city that was once among Egypt’s greatest, and where a crocodile god was worshiped. With the permission for field work issued by the Ministry of State for Antiquities, ARCHiNOS is preparing for the next phase that will turn the design into reality.
Design: Agnieszka Dobrowolska with Karim al-Faramawy and Jaroslaw Dobrowolski; 3-D presentation by Karim al-Faramawy