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Al Minya, Egypt
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Reviewed 5 April 2008

As you drive south of Minya, the first thing that you will see are what look like thousands of large eggs built up into the limestone cliffs. This is a Muslim cemetery. The country people here are also very conservative but dress in lots of...More

5  Thank Shazlex
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank eaudykes
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

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!!

Thank Gamal_Mik
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

It is a village near to minia it has many Faron attraction you can reach their by boat it is a good chance to know old Egypt history

Thank fary
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Get ready to walk 144 or so steps to the tombs in the hot sahara desert. They are very well preserved. Remember to buy a photo pass so you don't get bothered everytime you go into a temple or tomb. It is 300EP and you...More

2  Thank TeacherLaDoucer
Reviewed 12 April 2018

The tombs here date back to around 2000BC and are interesting because they show the development of tombs from the earlier Old Kingdom mastabas towards the later tombs of the New Kingdom. They are rightly celebrated for their paintings including scenes of everyday life and...More

1  Thank JohnWully
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scene after some stairs but comfortable ones. Worth to see Beni Hasan if you visit El Menia.

Thank Mona E
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Tombs of non-royal people with fascinating wall paintings of their everyday activities such as wrestling.

Thank Lizzy C
Reviewed 8 March 2018

If your fortunate to travel through middle Egypt, Beni Hassan at Al Minya is a must stop. There is a mildly strenuous walk to the top with a tremendous view of the Nile Valley. Site is 4,000 years old with tombs of the Nobles having...More

Thank johnbarbaram2016
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The Scenery from the top of the mountain with the Nile and the valley are only comparable to the outstanding quality of the Frescos on the walls of the tomb. The local site guards would provide you ample guiding services as the professional tourist guides...More

Thank Ashraf S
Reviewed 20 February 2018

i went there for study trip it's amazing place as historical and archaeological area but the people there of the city are very bad and do not have any idea how to speak with the forign or Egyptian people

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