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Tombs of Ankhtifi and Sobekhotep at El-Moalla

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Address: El Massah, Luxor, Egypt

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One for the enthusiast

The tomb of Ankhtifi, for the enthusiastic Egyptophile, is well worth a visit. Not so good for the ordinary tourist. The tomb is one of a number in the area, a fairly standard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2016
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Martinez, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

For the average tourist, this is a disappointing tomb, in very fragmentary shape. Historically, it's very important, giving us information from the 1st Intermediate Period. So take the broken state of the decoration as a challenge - go hunting for interesting bits! Don't miss the charming grey and white donkeys transporting grain. Ankhtify has an unusual variety of fish in... More 

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Keith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

The tomb of Ankhtifi, for the enthusiastic Egyptophile, is well worth a visit. Not so good for the ordinary tourist. The tomb is one of a number in the area, a fairly standard design rock-cut tomb, with a fairly important inscription and remnants of some fine paintwork. Just be careful not to fall into any of the surrounding, largely unexcavated,... More 

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Malden, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

The tomb of Ankhtifi in Mo'alla on the EASTbank near Esna is neither beautiful, nor spectacular. But it is very interesting. It tell a story about a time in Egypt when crops failed and people were so hungry they even ate their children. The tomb is little known. Get your ticket at the Luxor temple.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

again another interesting piece of history had a very informative guide.wasnt rushed.not too croudy due to not many tourists at present which is just such a shame

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Less visited tickets are from Luxor temple make sure you get them before going, not often visited by tourists and only 45 minutes drive out of Luxor much older than other tombs you will visit 1st intermediate period

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Having been tipped off that this First Intermediate (transitional) period tomb is a must we decided to go for it. Our taxi driver was the same guy we always use and so he was well able to "ease the way" at unusual sites and those which are not open to the public - this tomb definitely fell into that category... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Not the best of Egyptian toms but you need to go to experience all aspects of Egyptian history. Make the most of it

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South East England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We decided to visit this tomb as our daughter has studied the 1st intermediate period at university and it was a great opportunity to see the real thing. We asked Memphis Tours to arrange a guide (Nabil Garda) and a vehicle; it's about 40 minutes outside Luxor and as previously mentioned you need to buy tickets in advance from Luxor... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Located about 45 minutes South of Luxor on the road to Esna in the village of El Moalla lies the little visited tombs of Ankhtifi and Sobekhotep. There are no signposts, so some driving around the village may be part of the experience. Don't expect the local guides to know much about them as they fall into the period of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I have wanted to visit this site for quite some time, but it's the first time I have been able to go. The tomb of Ankhtifi may be overlooked by many visitors to Egypt, but l would recommend a visit. The tombs are of historical importance and their location is quite unique. I spent about an hour looking at the... More 

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