Beni Hasan Tombs

Necropolis located on the east bank of Nile some 23 km north of el-Minya, dating principally to the 11th and 12th Dynasties (2125-1795 BC) although there are some small tombs dating back to the 6th Dynasty (2345-2181 BC). There are thirty-nine rock-cut tombs at Beni Hasan, several of them belonging to the provincial governors of […]

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Tell el Amarna – Akhenaten

(Tell) el- (anc. Akhetaten) Site of a city, located about 280 km south of Cairo, founded by the pharaoh Akhenaten (1352-1336 BC). Abruptly abandoned following Akhenaten’s death, after an occupation of only about twenty-five to thirty years, el-Amarna is the best-preserved example of an Egyptian settlement of the New Kingdom, including temples, palaces and large […]

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