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“Tombs of the Nobles”
Review of Qubbet el-Hawa

Qubbet el-Hawa
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Aswan Tombs of the Nobles Private Half-Day Tour
Ranked #17 of 37 things to do in Aswan
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Ticketted as the Aswan Princes Tombs, the rock cut openings can be seen in the face of the West bank .
Take a felucca or motor boat across and trek right to the ticket office. The climb to the tombs is up sandy and worn steps, so wear good footwear and take water and a hat. The tomb carvings and paintings are crisp and clear. They are good examples of early artwork and you can take pics here (don't use flash) unlike Saqqara or Luxor West Bank.

The dome of the wind at the top is another climb, but the views are terrific.

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Do not miss what you can easily afford. It was so surprising to see such beautiful work only to few steps of Kitchener’s island … During the summer the best way is to visit the site in the morning, around 1 May it was very hot. Be sure to have enough water and be prepared for one little effort to climb the stairs. Try to see all the tombs. You need 3 hours but if you can, try to go up, to the top of the hill, the surroundings must be unique from this point, I realized too late … In our opinion, this area is among the first three attractions of Aswan as historical value, aesthetics, landscape and unusual place.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

The Tombs of the Nobles, also called Princes´s Tombs, lies on the west bank of Nile in Aswan. They are hewn in the stone side of the hill Qubbet el-Hawa (translated as The dome of the wind as we been told), to reach there you need to hire a boat in Aswan city and cross the Nile river. A long stairway of appr. 80-90 steps leads up to tombs level from the ticket office by the river bank. Tombs are well-preserved and beautifully decorated. From 6th Dynasty of the Old Kingdom there are Tomb of Pepynakht, Overseer of foreign lands, Tombs of Governors Mekhu and Sabni and Tomb of General Harkhuf. From 12th Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom there are Tomb of Sarenput I, the Governor of Elephantine, and Sarenput II, his grandson. There is also a Tomb of Khunes. There were the separate stairways leading to the tombs from the riverbank and views from there towards the Nile, modern city and Kitchener´s Island are really spectacular. Ask in the ticket office to be sure you will be alloud to see all the tombs at once on the same ticket.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018
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