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Address: Al Minya, Egypt
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Outstanding tombs

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2014
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Giza, Al Jizah, Egypt
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Giza, Al Jizah, Egypt
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Luxor, Egypt
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
435 helpful votes 435 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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Cairo, Egypt
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Liverpool
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134 helpful votes 134 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 62 reviews
51 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

It is beautifull and you need to go to see it... But prepare yourself to a long walk up the stairs... and make sure your guide come along... he/she can suffer also.

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Skane County, Sweden
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

Beni Hasan is not far from Minya and is situated on the countryside with beautiful surroundings. From the graves wich is in the desert area, up the cliffs, you have an excellent view of the valley. The nobles tombs are from Middle Kingdom and contains images of daily life in Egypt and are very lively and interesting. Unfortunately for me,... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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28 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2008

As you drive south of Minya, the first thing that you will see are what look like thousands of large eggs built up into the limestone cliffs. This is a Muslim cemetery. The country people here are also very conservative but dress in lots of bright colors - reds, blues, oranges - it is very pretty to see against the... More 

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