Tuna El-Gabal Village



sand hid their features and the air temperature affected the walls of their houses, which seemed to be about to collapse completely. It is the village "New Tuna Al Jabal" in southern Minya, a dream that sank into the desert sands, so passersby in the city of Mallawi, south of Minya Across the road from the western desert, sees it as if it were buried in the sand.


Village Tuna El-Gabal

Tuna El-Gabal has situated about 7 km from Ashmunin and belongs to the center of the town of Mallawi, it was the capital of the fifteenth region in Upper Egypt anciently, and its necropolis is the late necropolis of the city of Ashmunin.

Its name is derived from the ancient Egyptian word "Tahani", meaning the lake, referring to a lake that was formed in the region as a result of the flood of the River Nile, and became in Greek "Towns", then "Tuna" in Arabic, and the word El Gabal which means the mountain was added to it because it is located in a mountainous region.

The tuna cemetery of the mountain tuna is of particular importance because it highlights aspects of artistic intermarriage between ancient Egyptian art and Greek art. The area includes the following monuments: one of Akhenaten's border panels, mountain tuna catacombs, which are a huge group of paths dotted in the rock to bury sacred ibis and monkeys after their embalming, and the tomb of "Petoziers" the high priest

 

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