Tomb of Ameni ( BH2) Tomb number 2 is considered to be one of the finest tombs at Beni Hassan. The tomb is located at the upper cemetery and it is cut in the face, of the cliff. It dates back to the 12th Dynasty and thus it belongs to the 3rd category among the […]

Beni Hassan is a small village situated 21 km to the South of El Menya, it is opposite to the village of Abu Qerqas on the East bank of the Nile. The name of the village is derived from the name of the Beni Hassan Arabs who settled there during the 18th century. The village […]

El Menya is the present name of the district situated 240 km to the south of Cairo on the west bank of the Nile. The word El Menya is originally derived from the Ancient Egyptian word “mnˁt” or the Nurse of Khufu, as it was believed that King Khufu, of the fourth Dynasty, was brought […]

Tomb of Bakhet Ill (BH15) Tomb number 15 is considered the earliest tomb open at the site of Beni Hassan. It dates back to the 11th Dynasty and it belongs to Bakhet III, the governor of the Oryx Nome during the later years of the 11th Dynasty, thus it dates back to the 2nd category. […]

By 331 B.C Alexander the Macedonian had already full control of Egypt. He  conquered it in October 332 BC and crowned as a pharaoh at Memphis in November. He stayed in Egypt not more than seven months. In order to legitimate his rule and to win the allegiance (loyalty) of the Egyptian priests, he planned […]

The Cemetery of Kom El-Shoqafa This cemetery is also known as “the Catacomb”. It is located in Kom El-Shoqafa area at Karmous district, to the west of Alexandria. It dates back to the 1st or 2nd Centuries A.D. It was discovered in 1900 by chance when the legs of a donkey fell in the mouth […]

Pompey’s Pillar It was erected on the top of the platform of the temple of Serapis in 292 A.D by the people of Alexandria as thanksgiving for the Roman Emperor Diocletian. A revolt broke out in Alexandria and then, the Roman Emperor Diocletian came and surrounded the city until it surrendered because of famine and […]

  The Roman Theatre This theatre was discovered at Kom El-Dikka area by the Polish expedition in 1960 when they were removing the remains of the Old Napoleonic fort. This theatre is the only one discovered in Alexandria and it dates back to the First and Second Centuries A.D. Description: The theatre consists of auditorium […]

The Temple of Edfu Edfu is situated 132 km to the south of Luxor. It was the capital of the second Nome of Upper Egypt. In ancient times, it was called ‘Behdet’, but in the Graeco-Roman Period, it was called ‘Apollinopolis Magna’ because the Greeks identified their god Apollo with the local god of Edfu, […]

The Temple of Dendera Dendera is the Arabic name for the ancient Egyptian town Iwn or Iwnt. In the Late Period, the epithet “tꜣ-ntrt” which means “the land of the goddess”, refers to goddess Hathor, the chief goddess of Dendera. In the Graeco-Roman Period, Dendera was called Tentira. Dendera is situated on the edge of […]