Kom El Hammam is a Kom El Hammamthat locates about 40km away from El Fayoum City in the Western Desert, south-west of Cairo. It is also an archeological site where the ancient garrison of the town of Philadelphia was established. The village drives its importance from the fact that many mummy-portraits (now scattered among the world museums) were found there.
Additionally a great deal of papyri were found there, among which was the archive of Zeno (a Greek steward of Apollonius) in which all the correspondence and registers pertaining to the town’s affair were preserved. The site is worth visiting for seeing the attractive ruins of unexplored rock-cut tombs as well as the Seila Step Pyramid.