Explore some of the most important archeological sites in Egypt. We will take you to El Minya which is situated in the south of Cairo along the Nile river to explore Tell Al Amarna, the capital city founded by Akhenaton and the rock-cut tombs of Beni Hassan.
Price : 120.00 $
Cairo, El Minya
The ruins of the new city of Amarna!
Discover one of the most recommended tours from Cairo and visit the site known as Tell el- Amarna, the city of God Aten during this interesting tour that will give you the chance to see the ancient Egyptian sites that are not usually visited by tourists. Enjoy your time while being in Egypt and book our exciting Cairo Day Tours to enjoy El Minya Tour from Cairo. We will drive to El Minya, almost halfway between northern and southern Egypt, but very near to Cairo. It is considered the place for some great monuments in addition to historical sites that go back to the pharaonic period of Egypt history. First, we will stop to see Tel El Amarna, was founded by King Akhenaton, son of Amenhotep III and father of Tutankhamen. There are many ruins and tombs within the city of Minya. Akhenaten built the town about 1348 B.C to be the center for the new capital of his kingdom after he made a rebellion against the worship of Amun re and devoted himself to that of Aton. 4 years after Akhenaten's death, the capital returned to Thebes, Luxor nowadays and the city was abandoned. We will also visit the tombs of Beni Hassan which were cut into the rock, where the Kings and rulers of the region during the middle kingdom were buried,
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Cairo Top Tours knowledgeable Egyptologist guide will be waiting for you at the hotel in Cairo or Giza to enjoy your Cairo Day Tours to El Minya. The trip takes almost four hours from Cairo, On your way to El-Minya, your private guide will present a historical presentation about the history of Egypt. When you arrive at El Minya you will start the tour at Tel El Amarna, Amarna town was the new place chosen by Akhenaton of the eighteenth dynasty of the New Kingdom to be the new capital of the kingdom that was built around 1348 B.C, known back then as Akhetaten (ikht-itn) or the horizon of God Aten. You can see the beautiful rock-cut tombs of the southern and northern group and also explore one of the very rare remaining royal palaces from ancient Egypt, the palace of queen Nefertiti. After that, continue your El Minya Tour from Cairo, you will move to Beni Hassan to see the tombs of the Nobles and rulers of the region during the Middle kingdom and enjoy a full view of daily life scenes like hunting, harvesting, making acrobats as well as the popular wrestling movements that show more than 250 different actions and many other daily life scenes more than 4000 years old.
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