Latest Articles

  • Rif Mountains

    Rif Mountains

    The Rif Mountains, also known as Jebel al-Rif, is a mountain range located in northern Morocco, running parallel to the Mediterranean coast. Known for its stunning natural beauty, the Rif Mountains offer breathtaking views, lush green valleys, and picturesque villages. The region is also rich in biodiversity, with a variety of plant and animal species.

  • Volubilis

    Volubilis

    Discover the ancient Roman city of Volubilis near Meknes, Morocco, a UNESCO World Heritage site with remarkably preserved ruins. Explore its well-preserved remains, including a triumphal arch and stunning mosaics. Walk through ancient streets and grand villas.

  • Essaouira

    Essaouira

    Explore the historic medina, and relax on the stunning beaches of Essaouira. This coastal city is a beloved destination for travelers seeking a blend of culture, relaxation, and natural beauty. Discover the charm of Essaouira as you wander through its winding streets,

  • Fes

    Fes

    Experience the rich traditions of Fes, indulge in delicious Moroccan cuisine, and immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of its people. Fes is a city that will enchant you with its timeless charm and captivating allure.

  • Dades Valley

    Dades Valley

    The Dades Valley captivates nature lovers and hikers with its breathtaking rock formations and dramatic landscapes. Explore this enchanting destination renowned for its stunning beauty and immerse yourself in its natural wonders.

  • Sahara Desert

    Sahara Desert

    Experience the Sahara desert adventure as you ride camels over golden dunes and spend a magical night under the stars in a traditional Berber camp. Discover the beauty of the desert, immerse yourself in Berber culture, and create unforgettable memories in this enchanting experience.

 Valley of the Golden Mummies in Bahariya Oasis

  • 05 16, 2023

 Valley of the Golden Mummies in Bahariya Oasis

The Valley of the Golden Mummies is located in the Bahariya Oasis and is regularly visited during Egypt tours, about 420 km from Cairo. This burial Catacomb with thousands of gold mummies was used throughout the Greco-Roman period in Egypt. The finds tell us that it was intended for characters from the middle and upper classes of society. It was discovered by chance when a donkey carriage was stuck in the hole leading to such a huge underground burial complex.

So far four graves have been excavated and 105 golden mummies were well preserved by the sand, Many of these mummies are covered by gold masks, which have given the name to the valley. Being decorated with religious motifs, the mummies have allowed researchers to learn better about this period, until the moment of their discovery, there were not too many details.

Today, archaeologists continue with the exploration work of the valley and through different exploration, methods have concluded that there may be more than 10,000 mummies underground buried by the Romans. Take advantage of this offer and discover the wonders of the blessed land of Egypt, from historical times to the present.

Tags:
Share On Social Media:

Egypt Tours FAQ

Read top Egypt tours FAQs


The Valley of the Golden Mummies is the largest cemetery in Egypt dating from the Greco-Roman period. Around 250 mummies have been discovered here, most of them belonging to members of the aristocracy who lived in the Bahariya oasis during the Greco-Roman period. In the Bahariya oasis, some 420 kilometres from Cairo, lies the Valley of the Golden Mummies, which is regularly visited on tours of Egypt. This funerary catacomb housing thousands of golden mummies was exploited throughout the Greco-Roman period of Egyptian life. Findings indicate that it was intended for the middle and upper classes.

;

Cairo Top Tours Partners

Check out our partners

EgyptAir
Fairmont
Sonesta
the oberoi