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“Tomb of Niankhnoum + Khnoumhotep AND Iruka-ptah” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep's Mastaba

Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep's Mastaba
Saqqara, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #60 of 145 Attractions in Cairo
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“Tomb of Niankhnoum + Khnoumhotep AND Iruka-ptah”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Extra ticket is needed, +30.- LE and the same ticket allows the entry to the butchers tomb (Iruka-ptah). Both tombs are fantastic.
Colorful statues and wall paintings – absolutely worth the extra ticket! Also needs a guard, possibly find the “key-holder-chief-guard” to get in, because there are no signs or labels, that would tell, where to go, where to find the tombs. Guards will anyway hold their hands for tips, so make them work for it! :)

The twins, Niankhnum and Khumhotep – for me at least – are a bit suspicious: maybe they are the very first illustration of a(n accepted) gay-couple??? Anyway, here also very well preserved wall paintings and carvings to see. Colorful, vivid and lots of funny scenes: it used to be a hard work to tame down some bulls and/or ox; to make beautiful sculptures and again, scenes of fishing and hunting.
Absolutely worth the extra ticket!

Visited March 2012
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“Great tomb don't miss!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2010

The mastaba contains an amazing details which impressed me so greatly . I highly recommend visiting this tomb, It is a must .You can get the tickets to get inside the 3 new tombs from the tickets office as it's not included in your entrance fee. I recommend having a tourist guide to explain the tomb for you don't depend on the tomb guard as they know nothing. Please feel free to ask me about this tomb or any other attraction

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