Attractions

Tomb in Beni Hasan

Tomb of Amenemhat (No 2)

Amenemhat was a 12th-dynasty governor of Oryx. His tomb is the largest and possibly the best at Beni Hasan and, like that of Khnumhotep, its impressive facade and interior decoration mark a clear departure from the …
Monument in Beni Hasan

Speos Artemidos

If the guardian agrees, you can follow a cliffside track that leads southeast for about 2.5km, then some 500m into a wadi to the rock-cut temple called the Speos Artemidos (Grotto of Artemis) and referred to locally…
Tomb in Beni Hasan

Tomb of Baqet (No 15)

Baqet was an 11th-dynasty governor of the Oryx nome (district). His rectangular tomb chapel has seven tomb shafts and some well-preserved wall paintings. They include Baqet and his wife on the left wall watching wea…
Tomb in Beni Hasan

Tomb of Khnumhotep (No 3)

Khnumhotep was governor during the early 12th dynasty, and his detailed ‘autobiography’ is inscribed on the base of walls that contain the most detailed painted scenes. The tomb is famous for its rich, finely render…
Tomb in Beni Hasan

Tomb of Kheti (No 17)

Kheti, Baqet’s son, inherited the governorship of the Oryx nome from his father. His tomb chapel, with two of its original six papyrus columns intact, has many vivid painted scenes that show hunting, linen productio…