(Καρανίς; Karanís). Important Greek settlement (κώμη) on the northern edge of the Fayum, now Kom Ausīm; founded in the early Ptolemaic period and abandoned again in the 5th cent. AD. Large parts of the town are still well preserved and have been carefully excavated; among these are two temples. From C. come c. 5,000 Greek Papyri and Ostraka, mostly from Roman times (2nd-3rd cents. AD).
A. Calderini, s.v. Karanis, Dizionario dei nomi geografici e topografici 3, 1978, 70-79
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