Kasr El Harit

Kasr El Harit is a small town located in the heart of the Egyptian desert, near the Nile. It is a site of historical importance; namely, because in 1900, there was excavated a scutum (a type of Roman shield).[1]


  1. ^ this shield is also known as the Fayum shield. It had been published by W. Kimmig in 1940. A Roman Republican Shield Archived 2006-06-22 at the Wayback Machine