Tombs of the Nobles
Tombs of the Nobles
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This ancient complex is made up of more than 400 tombs of Theban nobles and high officials from the New Kingdom.
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Xave Edison
Singapore, Singapore760 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Visited this attraction on my free day in Aswan. Didn't regret it. Enjoy walking around the area, though lots of climbing to do.

Not so touristy. In fact, I only saw 2 tourists in this area during my visit. The rest are all locals and they will approach to take photos, in return for tips.

The only way to visit the West Bank is to take a public motorboat with the locals (5 - 10 LE) but once you are at the waterfront, there will be a lot of locals engaging you to take their boats which the price can go up to 200 LE (roundtrip).

General admission is 60 LE in 2023.
Written 15 February 2023
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Luisa
32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Let me start off by saying that the tombs are very beautiful. We visited the tombs of Nakht, Menna and Amenemopet, which are supposed to be the most beautiful of all the tombs. The problem is the local Egyptian guides...

Every tomb is locked. The local Egyptian guides have the keys. They will unlock it for you and then follow you inside, pretending to explain the tomb to you... of course, the expect a tip at the end of it. You've already paid the ticket fee, and it's not as if you've asked for someone to guide you... The whole experience is very annoying. The local Egyptian guide tries to make you take pictures, which are clearly signposted as forbidden, simply in the hope that you'll give him a bigger tip. You also feel both rushed and watched by the guide, as you know he's just waiting for his tip. And, inevitably, the tip is never enough... Overall, despite the beauty of the tombs, the whole experience is more annoying than enjoyable and highlights the fault of the system. I wouldn't really recommend someone to come here who does not want to deal with this kind of behaviour...
Written 5 February 2022
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eng333
New Jersey1,703 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
You are pretty much forced to use a "guide" there as there is no signage so it's hard to find where you need to go. Even if you know where to go, you need to find a "guard" to unlock the tombs and let you in. As always, he will bother you inside showing you where to take photos, offering to take photos for you, then harass you about a tip. Of course, the guide will want a tip too then complain it's not enough.
Written 19 March 2021
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Manfred R
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
the tombs of the nobles are worth to visit. between valley of queens and kings. its totaly relaxing because just a few tourist.
Written 9 December 2019
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Lenepieke
Brussels, Belgium27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
I rented a cycle by the ferry and came alone. Sennofer is absolutely astonishing, I had it all to myself in the morning. Rekhmire has great scenes of daily life (and a nice guard to provide some info). Menna & Amenenope were nice. Nakht was ok. You buy separate tickets at the ticket office behind Memnon.
Written 10 March 2019
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA4,314 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
There are dozens of tombs of powerful courtiers, many from the 18th & 19th dynasties (from about 1550 BC). We visited three: Ramose, Userhat and Khaemhat.

To be honest they were underwhelming: just big empty cave-like rooms with a few paintings on the wall of daily life. If you are short on time in Egypt, these can be skipped.
Written 18 October 2018
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alaskantravelnut
Anchorage644 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Before we went here, we read glowing reviews from some people who enjoyed this more than Valley of the Kings. That was not our experience. We went with a private guide and visited two tombs, one of which was substantially damaged by an ancient earthquake and one in which significant portions had been removed to German museums. There were other tombs that we did not visit, but our guide said that there were additional entrance fees to visit them. So we either got short changed or the site is overrated. Based on our experience, I would not prioritize a visit to Tombs of the Nobles.
Written 13 October 2018
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Mahmoud H
75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Business
As an Egyptologist Tour guide I find Tombs of the Nobles unique, the details tell stories of daily life (which you can't see in valley of the Kings or queens).
There are many tombs of Nobles open for the public, every 2 or 3 tombs are associated together in one ticket.
The best tombs to visit in my opinion are: 1- Ramose: who was acting as a prime minister during the reign of both Pharaohs Amenhoteb III and his successor Akhenaten, not many colors but lots of beautiful details.
2- Rekhmere: who was in a prime minister position during the reign of both Pharaohs Hatshepsut and her successor Thotmosis III, this tomb is full of daily life details, you can see sculptors mankind Colossal statutes, you can see giraffes, baboons, leopards and lions were brought from Punt during Hatshepsut's reign, you can also see how they made wine, and lots of colors it is my favorite Noble Tomb
3- Sen Nefer: This one is small compared to Rekhmere and Ramose, but very colorful and detailed, it is famous for the vine yard details displayed on its ceiling, you will definitely enjoy that one.
You can see both Rekmere, and Sen Nefer with one ticket.
If you need any help send me a private message and I will not hesitate to help you.
Written 15 March 2017
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Taco M
Cairo, Egypt62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
Tombs of nobles is tombs carved rocks of the mountain west face of alleged northern side of the city of Aswan and return to the twenty-third century BC,
The inscriptions showed that cast the walls of these cemeteries the role played by Hola princes in the protection of the country or trips within Africa
Written 11 October 2015
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Radna S
Dorcol, Serbia41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
Unique opportunity to descend into ancient egypt with your guide reading the hieroglyphs and pictures for us.

The stories about governors of Thebes and all of that depicted...

We actually dropped some tears on those precious moments inclined in stone...

A must see if you are in a possibility.
Written 2 September 2015
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