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Tuna el-Gebel

El-Ashmunein, Mallawi, Egypt
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An excellent temple in Middle Egypt

Long trip in middle Egypt, but the painted scenes were well preserved. I believe most people would... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
johnbarbaram2016
Unbelievable Colors and Wall Paintings Petosiris Tomb

Scenery with colorful painting on the facade of the temple and in the 2 internal rooms, scenery of... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
Ashraf S
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El-Ashmunein, Mallawi, Egypt
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Long trip in middle Egypt, but the painted scenes were well preserved. I believe most people would benefit having a knowledgeable guide. Scenes of the nobles and the local people. The surprise was the numerous animal catacombs next to the tombs with burials of birds...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Scenery with colorful painting on the facade of the temple and in the 2 internal rooms, scenery of the daily life of the deceased Chief Priest, a Scarabe to guard the tomb from eventual THieves, the Tree of Life, the removalof Internal organs the 12...More

Thank Ashraf S
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

I came on a day of terrible sand storm, so could not see much of the surrounding area. However, I was totally struck by the beauty of the scenes and reliefs in the Tomb of Petosiris. The reliefs in the pronaos is a distinct mix...More

Thank Biancasec
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Reviewed July 28, 2016

Several things to be seen. The tomb of Petosiris made like a small temple. It still contains a lot or its original colors. Depicted are plenty of scenes from daily life. A unknown small gem. Next to it another tomb: that of Isadora (with the...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2016

We visited Tuna el-Gebel and Hermopolis with a taxi from Mallawi. The price for this trip was 150 EP and it was really worth. Entry fee for Tuna el-Gebel was 30 EP. The location was very interesting because is was actually surrended by sand dunes....More

1  Thank kdyj29
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Reviewed June 14, 2016

Although interesting, this did not rate along with other sites. The catacombs were a real disappointment, and the tombs simply not as interesting as many others.

Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed June 8, 2016

This Necropolis, covered by drifts of sand, with streets of tombs and ruins, mostly still to be excavated, contains highlights such as the Tomb of Petosiris, High priest of Thoth dating from the fourth Century BC, designed like a small temple and decorated in Greco-Egyptian...More

Thank Windowseatview
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Reviewed May 22, 2015

Tuna El Gabal is near by my home city, whenever i visit this place i used to be surprised by how great was the pharaonic engineers , place is full of magic and attractions , in additional to the famous love story of "Isadoura".

Thank Walid A
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Reviewed December 31, 2014

This site was sprung on me as a surprise by my driver and guide on the way to Minya. We were the only ones there; the only sound was the wind. The Tomb of Petosiris was a big surprise - the decoration is a mix...More

Thank Kimberly S
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Another in our series of going to not-often-visited areas, Tuna el Gebel is essentially a necropolis covering quite a few tombs over a length of 3km. It’s a long paved, but sandy in places, walk to the main Tombs area from the Gatehouse (surprise surprise!)...More

2  Thank eLaReF
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