Euhemereia overview
Other name(s) Eufemeria
Modern name(s) Dayr al-Banat
Region Egypt : Settlements
Section Faiyum
Latitude 29.37367493 N suggest info
Longitude 30.54304382 E
Status Accurate location
Info Remains of this Graeco-Roman town include houses, a temple, granaries and two baths. The temple has been dated to the end of the first century BC to the beginning of the first century AD and was dedicated to Sobek and Isis. As in many other Graeco-Roman and Coptic sites in the Fayyum, several important finds of papyri have been made here, shedding light on the date and history of the town and its inhabitants.

Today, only a few eroded mudbrick features and the remains of the two baths could be distinguished. The site is being threatened by the surrounding agricultural activities that are encroaching onto the site. The effects of the high water table and irrigation are visible not only along the borders of the site, but also within it. Dirt roads cross the site and it needs to be properly fenced off to protect it from further damage.
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29.373675, 30.543044 === 29.373675 N, 30.543044 E === 29° 22' 25.2" N, 30° 32' 35.0" E
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Database ID 1466, created 5 Apr 2011, 20:14, Last changed 9 May 2014, 09:01