Beni Hassan
Beni Hassan
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Craig H
Harvest, AL266 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The steps up are daunting but the tombs are middle kingdom and in very good condition. When I arrived, there was a British professional film crew there.
Written 18 December 2022
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Mohamed T
Cairo, Egypt157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Amazing burials sites in Minya, very well preserved, Colours on the drawings and wall were properly preserved and lively.
Great representations of the pharaohs live and sports activities even detailed to wrestling.
Simply wonderful
Written 18 December 2022
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Esther P
Chicago, IL1,402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The four tombs of nobles are worth the 247 steps to get there. The guard will open each tomb for you. It is better to have a guide to point out the more important hieroglyphics and paintings.

There is a rest house which is a good place to sit, recover and have a soft drink after visiting the tombs.

It is worth the effort to get here, as it is a bit out of the way.
Written 13 November 2022
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Paul J
Western Australia, Australia100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
There are some very well preserved 11th and 12th dynasty tombs of nobles here tho' they are up a significant amount of steps so not for the infirm.
Written 9 March 2020
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Nada mahmoud
Al Minya, Egypt19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Bani Hassan is an ancient area with an ancient Egyptian cemetery. It is located about 20 km south of the city of Minya in the area known as Middle Egypt, which runs between Asyut and Memph (Mit Rahinah).
Written 12 February 2020
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Vincent R.
Amersfoort, The Netherlands633 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Beni Hassan is off the beaten track, but totally worth your time. You have an amazing view of the Nile valley from up the hill and the graves are spectacular well preservered.
Written 28 December 2019
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Catherine S
Bolton, UK10,588 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
The area around is related to the Middle Kingdom and particularly to the pharaoh Akhenaten, who it seems caused ructions by changing the religion of the country from Amun to Aten.
The tombs take their names from the small town at the bottom of the mountain. we had our own English speaking guide with the tombs to ourselves, and our voices were echoing around as we listen to the explanation of what we were seeing.
We were accompanied both in-front and to the rear by armed police and army. Who also accompanied us on foot to the tombs. This reminded us of Recife in Brazil and wondered how it made our travel companions feel.
All along the way children and adults waved enthusiastically as we passed, often running from the fields to do so. The town of Minya seemed to go on forever, however there is a new built city, New Minya which is adjacent to the old one.
There was quite a steep stairway up the side of the maintain up to the main tombs which are open to the public. There are many more but either not safe or in need of renovation.
We entered the tombs of Khety 11th dynasty his son Baqet, also 11th dynasty Amenemhat 12th dynasty and Khnum Hotep this one differing in that it show foreigners or asiatics, all of which were fascinating. The walls displaying scenes different to ones we have seen before in Luxor and Aswan, telling the stories of these men who were provincial governors. By the time we finished I was getting very good at spotting the ‘false doors’.

The views from the mountain over the fields and the Nile below were beautiful if somewhat blurred in the haze.
Written 11 November 2019
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Mina Kawkab
Cairo, Egypt7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
Amazing Rock-cut tombs that belong to the Middle Kingdom of the Ancient Egyptian time. Place is out of beaten track and difficult to reach but totally worth it.
Written 23 April 2019
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Denise254
London, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
We had an incredible visit to Beni Hassan and El Minya. The tombs are magnificent and the colours almost like they were painted yesterday! The wrestling scenes are very detailed!
Written 28 February 2019
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Rania AE
Cairo, Egypt93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
We visited a number of side by side cemeteries of ancient Egyptian rulers of this region. Each cemetery is unique with its design and drawings narrating in hieroglyphics the life story of its owner. They are well preserved and situated on a high spot ( careful there will be a lot of stairs to climb) overlooking the whole city of Al Minya with a spectacular view of the river Nile !
Written 17 January 2019
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