The Roman well

The Roman well

In 1991, indications of this well’s existence first came to light during excavations carried out by the University of Zaqaziq at the temple of Bastet. The excavation director officially announced the discovery in 1997.

The well is distinguished by its Roman architectural style, with the excavation team discovering various pottery vessels from the 1st to 4th centuries AD.

Historical sources pertaining to the Holy Family’s Journey in Egypt narrate that they drank from this well when they came to Bubastis on the 24th of Pashons in the Coptic calendar, which corresponds to the 1st of June. The Coptic community in Egypt still continues to celebrate this day annually.

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