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Originally named Crocodilopolis, then Arsinoe, Medinet El-Fayoum was the main place of worship of the crocodile god, Sobek. Apparently, during ancient Medinet, crocodiles were adorned with gold and fed honey cakes and meat by the priests.

The huge wooden waterwheels, another incredible engineering feat by the ancient Egyptians, are of high interest though less known than the mighty Pyramids. The waters of the Bahr Yussef are distributed throughout the oasis from Medinet, capital of Fayoum. Approximately 200 of the great waterwheels are located throughout the oasis. The Seven Waterwheels, Fayoum's landmark, are surrounded by mangos, palms and willows.

A great stone obelisk was erected in honor of Senwosret I in Abgig during the 12th Dynasty. It was discovered on the ground in two pieces during the 18th century and was recently reconstructed and erected in Medinet.