Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World
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The funduq was like a hostel or caravanserai for travelers in Egypt. They provided safe, reliable shelter for merchants and visitors who did not have any connections in the community where they were traveling, and they facilitated trade and movement of goods throughout Egypt.