All Cities - Beni Hassan
Boasting tombs

Beni Hassan in itself is a modest little village, but in the limestone cliffs over it, 39 tombs from the Middle Kingdom are located. These tombs were built for feudal lords, and they come full with decorations in frescos. Events from their military and political life are spread out on these frescos, in between everyday scenes.

The necropolis has a regulated entrance, but is open most of the day. The tombs are normally organized with two square rooms in from the cliff wall, before ending in a small niche. The tombs vary in size, but lies on a row parallel to the Nile's eastern bank.




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