Zawiyyet Al Mayyiteen

Cemetery in Minya

On the east bank about 7km southeast of town, this large Muslim and Christian cemetery, called Zawiyyet Al Mayyiteen (Place of the Dead), consists of several hundred mudbrick mausoleums, many with beehive roofs. Stretching for 4km from the road to the hills and said to be one of the largest cemeteries in the world, it is an interesting sight.