Qasr Qarun (pronounced ‘asr ‘arun) is situated near the village of Qarun on the western edge of the Faiyum depression at the south-western edge of Birket Qarun. In ancient times the town was known as Dionysias and was the beginning of the caravan route to Bahriya Oasis. Dionysias was founded in the 3rd century BC.

via Qasr Qarun and Medinet Quta.