Nazla Village, Valley & Pottery Production Site

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  • Nazla village is one of three pottery production sites at Fayoum, a site of special case producing pottery of Nile silt unlike its competitors Komosheem and Tunis that both use marl clay for crafting its wares.
  • Nazla is rich in intangible cultural heritage represented in pottery production as a handicraft in addition to Al-Sira el-Hillali epic which shared the site part of its experience, plus its natural heritage represented in the geological importance embodied in the ravine traversed the village that cut down to the Eocene lime stone (65 – 34 million years ago), below the alluvium, at this time this ravine carried Masraf al-Wadi for irrigation the lower parts, acted as a drain to the higher land, probably initiated by the escape of water through breaches in Bahr Yusef during Flood time and have since been deepened to the present dimensions, the canal penetrated the valley provided the site with fine sediment encourage the pottery manufacture in this location.
  • Such heritage assets prompted stakeholders to set the site as handicraft –based Eco-tourism site since 2006, and inserting it on Fayoum Eco-tourism map.
  • Economically speaking, Nazla heritage assets mentioned before are of outstanding economical importance for Nazla potters who act as the most beneficial human resources of its feedback, these economical heritage assets economically serving under two categories tourism and pottery production, both forming the only two economical resources for the potters.

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Nazla Potters’ Union moving rowing boat downwards to the pottery site quay

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Nazla Kids are past and Future Heritage Guardians

Nazla Kids are past and Future Heritage Guardians

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Visitor Center

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The Oldest Technique of Pottery Manufacture Since Human Creation

The Oldest Technique of Pottery Manufacture Since Human Creation

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Naqada Pottery

regenerating the past spirit

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