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 time that they learn little about during their studies, so, do your research on line before travelling. Unfortunately, due to the presence of a representative of the Ministry of Tourism only the Tomb of Ankhtifi was open to view and photography of any kind was not allowed in or around the tombs, so no photos from me to share. Others have been more fortunate and have shared their photos on Trip Advisor. However, considering that the tomb is over 4000 year's old there remains evidence of some remarkable carvings and paintings of hunting scenes. The story behind the tombs owner is of great interest as is the research behind what was going on at that time in the country.
The trip was relativley easy to arrange with the help of a local guide with entry tickets having to be bought on the day at Luxor Temple before travelling. There are no facilities on site or evidence of local coffee shops, so go prepared. The tombs are located at the base of a hill with a short but easy walk over sloping ground involved to reach the entrance. Underfoot in the tomb is uneven. On the day of my visit I was the only visitor and suspect that it may have remained that way all day.
Would I visit again? No, is the simple answer as once seen no reason to revisit
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