Temple of Dioysias in Fayoum Egypt

Temple of DionysiasLocated at Fayoum, the "Temple of Stones" was built in the 3rd century BC for the god Sobek. This Roman fort was strategically located on caravan routes from the Libyan desert. The emperor Diocletian fortified the fort against the Bedouin tribesmen known as the Blemmyes. Unique for the temples of fayoum, this temple still has its roof. In the interior are fourteen room on either side of a central corridor that leads to three chapels. Thermal baths decorated with frescoes and glassworks were uncovered in 1948, but had once again been covered by the sand.
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