Top10 Attractions in Al Minya
Al Minya is one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt. Tell El Amarana (Akhenaton) was the Capital City of the King Akhnaton called by some the heretic king. Bani Hassan with the amazing tombs of the rulers of the old City. during the Middle Kingdom, Tuna El Gebel.
Bani Hassan Tombs in Al Minya
Bani Hassan is a small village south of El Minya, where an important group of Rock-Cut tombs are carved into the high limestone cliffs on the east bank on the east of the Nile. The most important of the tombs belonged to the Provincial ruler of the 16th upper Egypte nome.
Tuna el Gebel cemetery in Al Minya
Near the modern Village of tuna el Gebel, on the edge of the western desert, the large site functioned as Necropolis for the ancient town of Khum or Hermopolis, The Cemetery was located 11 K.m from the City, in an area which is perhaps, better known as the northwestern boundary of Akhnaton`s City .
El Ashmunein Hermoplis Magna in Al Minya
El Ashmunein was a town of great importance as a cult Center of Thoth, the god of wisdom, healing and writing. During the old Kingdom, the town was known as Khmunw. It was called Hermopolis Magna-The Greek god Hermes was associated with Egyptian Thoth.