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“Spectacular, unvisited, tombs with great colors”

Tombs of the Nobles
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Owner description: This ancient complex is made up of more than 400 tombs of Theban nobles and high officials from the New Kingdom.
Nokomis, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
“Spectacular, unvisited, tombs with great colors”
Reviewed September 18, 2011

The Tombs of the Nobles occupy a high hill on the west bank across from Aswan city. Take the ferry across, then walk west a few hundred yards. The desert begins and there will be a kiosk for tickets (20 Egyptian pounds). Walk up the steep stairs. The tombs date from the Old and Middle Kingdoms. The Tomb of Sarenput II has wonderful color, even after 4000 years. Almost certainly you'll be there by yourself. A guide will offer to show you around. Go with him; the individual tombs are a bit hard to find. It's a short walk from the charming Bet el-Kerem hotel. WE did it one morning very early, returning for breakfast at Bet el-Kerem.

Visited April 2011
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“My advice - dont go.”
Reviewed April 15, 2011

It would be easier and less stressful for you not to go here.
When you arrive there is this man waiting for visitors and if your taxi driver is as good as ours was he will speak to the man and tell him which tombs you want to go to. This man will then take you through this village which is being removed by the egyptian goverment to turn this attraction into a proper, good quality setup. He will show you his house, and ask you to pay him for a photo of what is effectively a pile of rubble. You are then led to the firat tomb of your choice, where the man will promptly ask for a fairly large sum of money for showing you to the tomb, we just gave him a quarter of what he wanted. He then leaves you with a guide who shows you the tomb. We chose to go in the best tomb, which was truly magical, entirely covered in lovely white mosaic and the ceiling curved in a weird but lovely way. The guide was fantastic and he didn't ask for money but we gave him more than we gave the first man anyway. Finnaly another man meets you from outside the tomb, and he takes a very long route back to the car, giving you a long speech about how he is being evicted from his house and how much he desperately needed money, he then asked for another large sum of money, to which we said that we'd already paid two guides. Overall this was a beautiful tomb, but the experience was spoilt by locals who wont do their job properly.

Visited November 2010
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