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Tombs of Ankhtifi and Sobekhotep at El-Moalla

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Richly rewarding tomb for the specialist

Ankhtify's tomb is a must for all archaeologists and Egyptologists - for its remarkable biography... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2017
Wonderful tombs

Its incredible that so much has been preserved and celebrated with us to be able to look at what... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2017
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May 20, 2017
“Richly rewarding tomb for the specialist”
Jan 25, 2017
“Wonderful tombs”
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Reviewed May 20, 2017

Ankhtify's tomb is a must for all archaeologists and Egyptologists - for its remarkable biography of the warlord (I think casual tourists would probably get more out of the tombs on the West bank at Luxor, however). What struck me when I visited in April...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Bielding
Reviewed January 25, 2017

Its incredible that so much has been preserved and celebrated with us to be able to look at what people saw 3 thousand years ago

Date of experience: December 2016
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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...More

Date of experience: April 2016
4  Thank Kimberly S
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...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Arch K
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...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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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

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank deb0rahanne
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

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank David L
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...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Martin F
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

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank SuzyQScotlandUk
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...More

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank basketboy2010
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