Welcome to Tell Al Amarna


They also built a new capital, Akhetaten (Horizon of the Aten), now known as Tell Al Amarna. This beautiful crescent-shaped plain, about 10km from north to south, sits between the river and a bay of high cliffs. After Akhenaten’s death, his successor changed his name from Tutankhaten to Tutankhamun (1336–1327 BC), re-established the cult of Amun and moved the capital back to Thebes. Akhetaten, capital of Egypt for some 30 years, fell into ruin.

Akhenaten’s doomed project is a complex site and the ruins, scattered across the desert plain, are hard to understand. Pre-trip planning helps: more detailed information is available on the excavation site www.amarnaproject.com.


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$100 Cultural & Theme Tours

El Minya Day Tour from Cairo by car

This is a tour to get away from the crowds and see an ancient site that is off the beaten track. Drive to El Minya, south of Cairo along the Nile, to see Tell Al Amarna, the capital city founded by Akhenaton, the father of Tutankhamen. If you are fond of out off the beaten track monuments, you are invited to discover Al Menia approximately 4 hours far from Cairo. You will be transfered at 06:00 a.m. by our air-conditioned vehicle from Cairo to Al Menia, then by a motor boat to Tal Al Amarna which was the capital of Akhenaton. After that, visit Bani Hassan where you will see many tombs from the Old Kingdom and Middle kingdom.

$100 Cultural & Theme Tours

El Minya Day Tour from Cairo by car

This is a tour to get away from the crowds and see an ancient site that is off the beaten track. Drive to El Minya, south of Cairo along the Nile, to see Tell Al Amarna, the capital city founded by Akhenaton, the father of Tutankhamen.If you are fond of out off the beaten track monuments, you are invited to discover Al Menia approximately 4 hours far from Cairo. You will be transfered at 06:00 a.m. by our air-conditioned vehicle from Cairo to Al Menia, then by a motor boat to Tal Al Amarna which was the capital of Akhenaton. After that, visit Bani Hassan where you will see many tombs from the Old Kingdom and Middle kingdom. 

$100 Private & Custom Tours

Day tour to El Minya Day Tour from Cairo by car in Egypt

If you are fond of out off the beaten track monuments, you are invited to discover Al Menia approximately 4 hours far from Cairo. You will be transfered at 06:00 a.m. by our air-conditioned vehicle from Cairo to Al Menia, then by a motor boat to Tal Al Amarna which was the capital of Akhenaton. After that, visit Bani Hassan where you will see many tombs from the Old Kingdom and Middle kingdom.This is a tour to get away from the crowds and see an ancient site that is off the beaten track. Drive to El Minya, south of Cairo along the Nile, to see Tell Al Amarna, the capital city founded by Akhenaton, the father of Tutankhamen.  

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