Birket Qarun

Birket Qarun,

lake, Egypt: see MoerisMoeris
, ancient name of Lake Karun (Arab. Birket Qarun), c.90 sq mi (230 sq km), NE Egypt, in El Faiyum. The size of the lake is much reduced from that described by ancient travelers, such as Herodotus.
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1979) at Birket Qarun in the last 325 years; Sneh et al.
A pollen record from Birket Qarun and the recent history of the Fayum, Egypt, Quaternary Research 11: 238-56.