A Glimpse of a Lost City
26 October 2015
A ceremony held on 26 October 2015 at the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities celebrated (with some delay) the completion of an open-air museum in Kom Aushim in Fayum, the site of ancient Karanis. The project carried out by ARCHiNOS was funded by the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation. The event was hosted by the Minister of Antiquities Prof. Dr. Mamduh Eldamaty in the presence of the United States Ambassador to Egypt. A documentary video, an exhibition, and presentations by different speakers explained how the open-air museum presents and protects monumental stone objects that are practically the only remnants of a once great city, for a time the capital of Egypt.