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Our felucca moored and we walked through the fields to this site ; before you cross the railroad you will see the imposing remnants of the citywalls of Nekheb and then on the other side is the site where the guards will let you visit...More
The site of el-Kab is a bit off the beaten track - it makes a very long (but rewarding) day trip in a taxi from Luxor (I combined it with Tod, Moalla and Esna), and it would be quite a slog from Aswan too.
On one side of the railroad one can see the remainings of the citywalls of Nekhab, and on the other side of the railroadtrack one can visit the rocktombs which once belonged to the local governors. In all only 4 of them are accessible to...More
4 great tombs, 2 of them very important historically. The tombs of Ahmose son of Ibana and Ahmose pen Nekheb have a lot of information of the beginning of the 18th Dynasty and the expulsion of the Hyksos. All 4 tombs have wonderful decoration of...More
This was my second visit to the tombs of El Kab and I was not disappointed. The colours remain vivid and the array of scenes is a wonder to see. The guardians was quite happy for me to linger in each tomb as long as...More
Due to the lack of tourists in Luxor, everywhere you seem to go there is someone holding out their hand for money. I began to feel like the walking £ sign until I met Hamdy who waits outside the Sofitel Karnak in taxi number 4,...More
The site is easy to reach if travelling through Edfu-Esna road. Tombs (17-18 and 20 Dynastier )lie 80 steps up the hill and are well-preserved. Wery warm location with direct sun the most part of the day. Temple and Chapel were unfortunately closed in the...More
I was very surprised at the toilet facilities in the Main Ticket office here – they were better than those at Karnak temple, although some tourists were using the Portakabin ones for some reason.
Having climbed the many steps to the tomb area, there are...More