Don't miss the chance to discover the secrets of upper Egypt where the ancient capital of King Akhenaton at tell el Amarna existed at El Minya, you can visit the Beni Hassan tombs of the middle kingdom, the northern tombs, and numerous more in this amazing overnight tour from Luxor.
Price : 249.00 $
Luxor and El Menya
Overnight Tour to El Minya from Luxor
Try one of our great Egypt Day Tours, this overnight tour to El Minya from Luxor is your way to discover the Egyptian civilization of ancient Egyptian pharaohs from the dawn of history, visit Beni Hassan tombs of Khnumhotep, Khety, and the northern tombs of the ancient Amarna city which is nowadays El Minya City.
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Get the adventure with the Cairo Top Tours Egyptologist guide that will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor at 6:00 am and drive for about 402 km north of Luxor to El Minya City for about 6 hours driving from Luxor. Starting your Overnight Tour to El Minya from Luxor by visiting the site of Tal El Amarna, which is a huge Egyptian archaeological site that contains the remains of ( Akhetaten ) the capital city that has been founded in 1346 B.C the Pharaoh Akhenaten who ruled Egypt during the late eighteenth dynasty new kingdom and is believed to be the father of the golden King Tutankhamen.
Akhenaten, whose old name was Amenhotep IV, ruled Egypt from 1352 B.C for 16 years. He replaced his name and prevented the older religion by cherishing the monotheistic devotions of God Aten, the sun god. He established a new capital that was declared as (ikt itn) or the horizon of God Aten, now known as Tel El-Amarna or Amarna hill, and located roughly 30 miles south of the present Minya. Even the artwork presented during the reign of Akhenaten was pretty different, as for the first time the royal family members were represented in realism not in the ideal form as it used to be before the cult of Aten.
then you will transfer to have your oriental lunch in a good quality local restaurant before being transferred to your hotel in El Minya for overnight.
A lunch meal is included
Have your breakfast at the hotel and continue your Egypt Day Tours in El Minya, you will meet your guide and he will transfer you to Beni Hassan tombs that date back to the middle kingdom, about 20 km south of El-Minya, the tombs serve as the burials of the provincial rulers and the high officials during this old era. The tombs show all friezes of the daily life scenes in ancient Egypt, focusing most on the wrestling moves which appears to have been a very famous sport to be practiced in this era.
you will start by visiting the high official Bakhet III tomb that dates back to the eleventh Dynasty who was a governor of the Oryx Nome, Khnumhotep tomb who was under Amenemhat as a governer, and Khety tomb, then visit the Northern tombs before having lunch and drive back to your hotel in Luxor.
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