If troops of the priests go from Thebes ye will drive them back and not let them approach Fayum.
The capital of the Fayum, Medinet el-Fayum, has a population of 37,320.
The Fayum is celebrated for its grapes, and chiefly supplies the market of Cairo.
At Cairo and in the Fayum, attar of roses and other perfumes are manufactured.
This mixed body were the recipients of large grants of land in the Fayum.
In Fayum, the native city of Saadiah, there lived at that period only twenty Jewish families.
The desert hare is abundant in parts of the Fayum, and a wild cat, or lynx, frequents the marshy regions of the Delta.
At the end of 1819 they left Fayum with a few companions, and entered the Libyan desert.
The exceptions are the towns in the oases comparatively unimportant, and those in the Fayum province.
South-west of the Fayum, and forming part of the mudiria, is the Gharak depression.