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Photographs in this gallery cover the main sites of Amarna, its North Palace, Aten and Small Temple, Bani Hasan Rock cut chapels, Tuna el-Gebel with the Catacombs with baboon and ibis mummies, Stela of Akhenaten on the north boundary, Petosiris Tomb-Chapel, Chapels of Ptoemais and Isadora, Roman Water Wheel Well and Temple of Thoth and el Ashmunein with an Open Air Museum with huge granite statues of Baboons and nearby a Temple to Thoth with a later Christian Basilica all located along the River Nile between Cairo and Luxor accessed from the nearby university city of Minya
Tuna el-Gebel Two Temples 6288EG07JHP 
 Necropolis Tuna el-Gebel Two Temples Polemais Ptomais Ptolemaic Egypt Minya is City of the Dead with various chapels, temples, these are Ptolemais and behind that of Petosiris and catacombs for animal mummies and many more which are still buried and unexcavated under the desert sands. The site is centred on a Temple of Thoth, badly ruined, dating from Ramesside through to Roman times and was a place of pilgrimage so there are buildings for accommodation as well and remains of a Roman water wheel obtaining its water from a deep well. Near to the cemetery is the northern boundary stela of Akhenaten which can be visited after a short low grade climb up steps where it is protected from the elements behind a Perspex screen. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, landscape, Egyptology, history, archaeology, ancient, Tuna el-Gebel, Gabal, chapel, tomb, two, temples, Ptolemy 1, Ptolemaic, Roman, El-Fasagi, Ibiotapheion, pronaos, cult, Greek, style, clothing, Petosiris, Ptoemais, Greco-Roman, frieze
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Minya, Amarna & Ashmunayn
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Tuna el-Gebel Two Temples 6288EG07JHP
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Necropolis Tuna el-Gebel Two Temples Polemais Ptomais Ptolemaic Egypt Minya

is City of the Dead with various chapels, temples, these are Ptolemais and behind that of Petosiris and catacombs for animal mummies and many more which are still buried and unexcavated under the desert sands. The site is centred on a Temple of Thoth, badly ruined, dating from Ramesside through to Roman times and was a place of pilgrimage so there are buildings for accommodation as well and remains of a Roman water wheel obtaining its water from a deep well. Near to the cemetery is the northern boundary stela of Akhenaten which can be visited after a short low grade climb up steps where it is protected from the elements behind a Perspex screen.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, landscape, Egyptology, history, archaeology, ancient, Tuna el-Gebel, Gabal, chapel, tomb, two, temples, Ptolemy 1, Ptolemaic, Roman, El-Fasagi, Ibiotapheion, pronaos, cult, Greek, style, clothing, Petosiris, Ptoemais, Greco-Roman, frieze
 


 

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