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Address: Al Minya, Egypt
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Tombs showing real life

After spending time in Cairo and doing a cruise Aswan to Luxor we had seen a lot of tombs and temples. We wanted to do something different these tombs are a long drive from Cairo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
TanSea
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After spending time in Cairo and doing a cruise Aswan to Luxor we had seen a lot of tombs and temples. We wanted to do something different these tombs are a long drive from Cairo and you need a military escort which is unique! these tombs show real life in ancient Egyptian times for the nobles not just the gods... More 

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Decatur, Texas
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Not for the walking challenged. It is a long way up the hill to the Tombs. The rst house at the bottom is comfortable and serves excellent tea.

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Thank mcrtex
Hurghada, Egypt
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Beni Hassan is so near by my home city, i used to go there in each vacation, pure egyptian soul, you feel like you are in a valley in the heart of egypt, recommended to visit in winter if you are not familiar with the hot weather

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Thank Walid A
Giza, Al Jizah, Egypt
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Visiting Beni Hassan tombs require climbing a staircase taking you to the top of the cliffs where the tombs were built and engraved. You must be fit, but once you're up there - WOW - you will love it.

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2 Thank Ashraf E
Luxor, Egypt
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

you all should come and visit Elminya there is Bani Hassan . Amarna .. Tuna Elganal .. Tihn Elgabal .. Zawiet sultan .. Amazing place you should se it

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1 Thank mohamednazeer
Scotland, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

No photography allowed and it's a lot of steps up a hill in the heat My photos here http://www.flickr.com/photos/elaref/sets/72157634478966067/ show you the surrounding area, the climb & the Rest-Centre. Although my 'thing' is photography If anyone doesn't feel up to the climb, the Rest Area is cool and clean, with local artists work on display/for sale. We saw the tombs... More 

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3 Thank eLaReF
Cairo, Egypt
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33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

These tombs, about an hour's drive South of Minya, are well worth visiting. They are particularly known for the wrestling scenes but also have lots of other interesting images of hunting, fishing and so on. I really liked the birds. Lots of really well preserved art, but difficult gate keeper who made taking any pictures at all very hard.

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I visited Beni Hassan & surrounds on a study tour. You need to have a guide with you & a police escort will be provided from El Minia. The tombs at Beni Hassan are some of the most beautiful tombs in Egypt, particularly the tomb of MeryRe. Photographs are generally not allowed, unless you have some serious baksheesh!

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1 Thank pakhet
Liverpool
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105 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

The most stunning set of Middle Kingdom tombs easily visitable in Egypt. By far the most interesting thing on this stretch of the Nile.

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Grafton Australia
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62 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

We visited Beni Hassan as part of our Nile Rd Tour with Select Egypt. Like Valley of the Kings, not all tombs are open so its pot luck when you arrive. We saw at least five different ones, including the famous one depicting wrestling on the walls.Entry is 30LE ea to the site. Once though the visitor centre you climb... More 

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