Dra Abu’l Naga

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adult/student E£15/10
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6am-5pm
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Lonely Planet review

Hidden in the desert cliffs north of Deir al-Bahri lies yet another necropolis, Dra Abu’l Naga, with 114 tombs of rulers and officials, most dating from the 17th dynasty to the late period (about 1550–500 BC). The area has been extensively plundered but two tombs escaped with their paintings mostly intact.

The Tomb of Roy (No 234), a royal scribe and steward of Horemheb, is small with scenes of funerary offerings and agriculture, and a beautifully painted ceiling. A few metres away, the T-shaped Tomb of Shuroy (No 13) contains some finely executed, but in places heavily damaged, paintings of Shuroy and his wife making offerings to the gods and a funeral procession led by a child mourner.