Beni Hassan

Beni Hassan, Al Minya

Beni Hassan
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Paul J
Western Australia, Australia100 contributions
Some well-preserved tombs near Minya
Feb 2020
There are some very well preserved 11th and 12th dynasty tombs of nobles here tho' they are up a significant amount of steps so not for the infirm.
Written March 9, 2020
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Nada mahmoud
Al Minya, Egypt16 contributions
One of the best archaeological sites in Minya Governorate
Apr 2019
Bani Hassan is an ancient area with an ancient Egyptian cemetery. It is located about 20 km south of the city of Minya in the area known as Middle Egypt, which runs between Asyut and Memph (Mit Rahinah).
Written February 12, 2020
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Vincent R.
Amersfoort, The Netherlands514 contributions
Spectacular well preservered
Oct 2019
Beni Hassan is off the beaten track, but totally worth your time. You have an amazing view of the Nile valley from up the hill and the graves are spectacular well preservered.
Written December 28, 2019
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Catherine S
Bolton, UK5,723 contributions
Worth the climb
Nov 2019 • Couples
The area around is related to the Middle Kingdom and particularly to the pharaoh Akhenaten, who it seems caused ructions by changing the religion of the country from Amun to Aten.
The tombs take their names from the small town at the bottom of the mountain. we had our own English speaking guide with the tombs to ourselves, and our voices were echoing around as we listen to the explanation of what we were seeing.
We were accompanied both in-front and to the rear by armed police and army. Who also accompanied us on foot to the tombs. This reminded us of Recife in Brazil and wondered how it made our travel companions feel.
All along the way children and adults waved enthusiastically as we passed, often running from the fields to do so. The town of Minya seemed to go on forever, however there is a new built city, New Minya which is adjacent to the old one.
There was quite a steep stairway up the side of the maintain up to the main tombs which are open to the public. There are many more but either not safe or in need of renovation.
We entered the tombs of Khety 11th dynasty his son Baqet, also 11th dynasty Amenemhat 12th dynasty and Khnum Hotep this one differing in that it show foreigners or asiatics, all of which were fascinating. The walls displaying scenes different to ones we have seen before in Luxor and Aswan, telling the stories of these men who were provincial governors. By the time we finished I was getting very good at spotting the ‘false doors’.

The views from the mountain over the fields and the Nile below were beautiful if somewhat blurred in the haze.
Written November 11, 2019
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Mina Kawkab
Cairo, Egypt7 contributions
Nice
May 2018
Amazing Rock-cut tombs that belong to the Middle Kingdom of the Ancient Egyptian time. Place is out of beaten track and difficult to reach but totally worth it.
Written April 23, 2019
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Denise254
London, UK18 contributions
Beni Hassan near El Minya
Feb 2019 • Couples
We had an incredible visit to Beni Hassan and El Minya. The tombs are magnificent and the colours almost like they were painted yesterday! The wrestling scenes are very detailed!
Written February 28, 2019
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Rania AE
Cairo, Egypt91 contributions
Well preserved ancient Egyptian cemetery with a spectacular view of the Nike
Jan 2019 • Friends
We visited a number of side by side cemeteries of ancient Egyptian rulers of this region. Each cemetery is unique with its design and drawings narrating in hieroglyphics the life story of its owner. They are well preserved and situated on a high spot ( careful there will be a lot of stairs to climb) overlooking the whole city of Al Minya with a spectacular view of the river Nile !
Written January 17, 2019
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nolegirl893
Naples, FL80 contributions
Place of historical importancr
Jan 2019
If you live ancient history, you’ll love this place. Tombs of Nobles cut waaaay up high into the rock.
Not a good place for those with physical ailments. Many many steps involved. We were shown into 4 tombs. Great paintings on walls but not much else to see.
Great view from up above over the Nile.
Written January 7, 2019
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eaudykes
Linlithgow, UK34 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2018 • Friends
It really is a hard trek to the top but the tombs are glorious! You can now buy a photography permit which covers all of the open tombs at a cost of LE300 (about £12.50)
And you can also buy drinks at the rest house at the bottom and use the facilities.
Written October 29, 2018
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Gamal_Mik
Cairo, Egypt140 contributions
Tombs are worth it
Sep 2018 • Couples
While the village itself is of no value, the tombs are really great. Apart from their historical value, they exhibit marvelous wall paintings and reliefs.
However, you need to climb more than 140 steps, while sun is not really tender. No access for handicapped, unfortunately!!
Written October 4, 2018
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