Monument in Minya

Tuna al-Gebel

Several kilometres south of Hermopolis and then 5km along a road into the desert, Tuna al-Gebel was the necropolis of Hermopolis. Given the lack of tourists in the area, check with the Minya tourist office that the …
Museum in Minya

Akhenaten Museum

The new Akhenaten Museum, on the east bank, is heading towards completion and will open, althugh no date has been set. If the Egyptian authorities can swing it, it will be home, for some months at least, to the icon…
Cemetery in Minya

Zawiyyet al-Mayyiteen

On the east bank about 7km southeast of town, a large Muslim and Christian cemetery, called Zawiyyet al-Mayyiteen (Place of the Dead), consists of several hundred mudbrick mausoleums. Stretching for 4km from the roa…