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Faiyum
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Faiyum is the earliest known agricultural area in the world, located in the western desert, about 90 kilometers or 56 miles southwest of Cairo.

This oasis was developed by the kings of the Middle Kingdom who started great irrigation and cultivation projects at this site. Its water level was 85 meters or 279 feet higher than today and the Nile regularly flooded through the low mountains.

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Pharaonic

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Middle Kingdom
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Archaeological Site
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Governorate of Faiyum

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Governorate of Faiyum
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Constructed: 

2040 BC
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