or El Fa·yum
- a province in N central Egypt: many archaeological remains. 691 sq. mi. (1790 sq. km).
- Also called El Faiyum, El Fayum. a city in and the capital of this province, SW of Cairo.
- pertaining to or designating a style of portrait painting developed in Egypt under Roman rule, examples of which have been found principally in Faiyum dating from the 2nd and 3rd centuries a.d., characterized chiefly by the frontality of the head, the modeling of form, and emphasis on the eyes.
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Historical Examples of fayum
This mixed body were the recipients of large grants of land in the Fayum.
The capital of the Fayum, Medinet el-Fayum, has a population of 37,320.
At Cairo and in the Fayum, attar of roses and other perfumes are manufactured.
Saadiah was born in Fayum (Egypt) in 892, and died in Sura in 942.Chapters on Jewish Literature
It, moreover, included the whole basin of the Fayum, on the west of the valley.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.
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Al Faiym (æl faɪˈjuːm)
- a city in N Egypt: a site of towns going back at least to the 12th dynasty. Pop: 311 000 (2005 est)