Kom el Atl
Kom el Atl - Egypt
Kom el Atl is located in Karanis,Faiyum.
Kom el Atl monument was established on 3rd century BC.
Primary threats to Kom el Atl :
There are also remains of a huge well-constructed mudbrick structure, once thought to have been the town’s temple. Many papyri were found here in the archive of Horos and Tapekysis.
Historical facts of Kom el Atl :
The site is situated near the small village of Gharay. The site lies on an earlier prehistoric settlement. The town site, which was probably founded in the 3rd century BC and abandoned around the 4th century AD, is now in a ruinous condition, but there are many remains of mudbrick houses still standing. There are also remains of a huge well-constructed mudbrick structure, once thought to have been the town’s temple. Many papyri were found here in the archive of Horos and Tapekysis.The site was first visited by Flinders Petrie in the 1890s and was later excavated by Grenfell and Hogarth in 1896, who found three pottery jars filled with coins in the ruins as well as papyri and other artifacts. Some of the Faiyum Portraits were also found here, but the majority of the site has never been thoroughly excavated. In the 1990s part of the town was re-excavated by Egyptians and an Italian team from the Universities of Bologna and Lecce who have unearthed more of the ancient buildings and streets.