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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
Bani Hassan Rock Tombs 6145EG07JHP 
 Bani Hassan Rocky Bluff Thirty Nine Rock Cut Tombs Cliff High Up Steps Climb along the face of a bluff above the River Nile some 20km south of Minya makes this a special visiting place for its decorations along the themes of wrestling, battle scenes and the collection of taxes by the nomarchs of the Oryx Nome give some beautiful tomb paintings to view - unfortunately photography was absolutely refused when I visited. The climb to the tomb-chapels is a steep 80 metre climb and although the steps are modern it is not for the faint hearted during the heat of the Egyptian summer. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Minya, Amarna & Ashmunayn
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Bani Hassan Rock Tombs 6145EG07JHP
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Bani Hassan Rocky Bluff Thirty Nine Rock Cut Tombs Cliff

High Up Steps Climb along the face of a bluff above the River Nile some 20km south of Minya makes this a special visiting place for its decorations along the themes of wrestling, battle scenes and the collection of taxes by the nomarchs of the Oryx Nome give some beautiful tomb paintings to view - unfortunately photography was absolutely refused when I visited. The climb to the tomb-chapels is a steep 80 metre climb and although the steps are modern it is not for the faint hearted during the heat of the Egyptian summer.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River Nile, Egyptology, history, archaeology, ancient, Bani Hassan, Beni, landscape, Arabs, habitants, settlers, tombs, Governors, capital, Oryx Nome, limestone, rock, climb, 80 metres, steps, cut, 39 tomb-chapels, paintings, coloured, colored, wrestlers, skills, techniques
 


 

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