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Tuna el Gabal It is considered to be the necropolis of el Ashmounin. It was famous for its nine tomb chapels from the Roman period, the hypogeum or the underground galleries containing mummified sacred animals like ibis, baboons and falcons. These sacred animals were placed either in wooden coffins or in pottery jars. The Hypogeum […]

The tomb is located six kilometres up the Royal Wadi which separates the hills surrounding Akhetaton from the East and thus separating the Northern private tomb from the Southern ones. The entrance to the tomb is cut in the floor of the Wadi facing East. Plan of the Tomb: The entrance leads to a stairway […]

The tomb of Huya, it’s a tomb number 1 at tell el Amarna Huya is one of the high officials who lived during the reign of Akhenaton. Among his important titles are: The Overseer of the Royal hareem. The Steward of Queen Tiye. His tomb lies at the Northern most side of the el Amarna […]

The city of Tell El Amarna was built by Akhenaton on the East bank of the Nile river. It is located nowadays 12 KM South-East of Mallawi / EI Menya Governorate. His city Akhet itn extended some 12km from North-South. Its boundaries were marked by means of boundary stelae erected by the king. Akhenaton built […]

Tomb of Khnumhotepll (BH 3) This tomb is located at the upper part of the cemetery, cut at the face of the cliff overlooking the Nile. lt dates back to the reign of Amenemhat II, the third king of the 12th Dynasty. This tomb is famous for its Asiatic scene which proves the existence of […]

Tomb of Kheti (BH17) Tomb number 17, belongs to Kheti who was the son of Bakhet Ill. Just like his father Kheti was the governor of the Oryx Nome. He also gained the title of the Great General of the Army. His tomb dates back to the 11th Dynasty. Interior Design: The tomb of Kheti […]

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. […]

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