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Tel El Amarna

What a fabulous site! I read about Tel El Amarna years ago and couldn’t believe I was actually... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Sheila F
Cairo, Egypt
An Undiscovered Gem

26 Nobles Tombs with several unexpectedly beautiful Art pieces. Carved in the mountain, Pillars... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
Ashraf S
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

What a fabulous site! I read about Tel El Amarna years ago and couldn’t believe I was actually there. We saw a few tombs, so very interesting, with hieroglyphs, paintings and so on. Please do come to see the tombs here. A beautiful location and...More

2  Thank Sheila F
Reviewed February 5, 2018

26 Nobles Tombs with several unexpectedly beautiful Art pieces. Carved in the mountain, Pillars were carved within the mountain. A different experience to the Valley of the Kings in Luxor albeit colors are beautiful and scenery of Greco-Roman fights before the Greco-Roman era show that...More

1  Thank Ashraf S
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Tel el Amarna was by far the most hidden secret that I had the pleasure of discovering. It is a gorgeous spot right between the mountains and river Nile. The energy you feel at that place creates the ultimate peaceful spiritual experience. Although the temples...More

Thank Isra'a D
Reviewed April 21, 2017

I had a great opportunity to visit this great city with Ramasside Tours.Very knowledgeable guide told history of the city and I was able to visit the tombs. The tombs was very beautiful.Beautiful and artistic pictures on the walls-a variety of everyday scenes, the Sun...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2016

A long morning drive from Cairo, Tel el Armarna was the short-lived capitol of Egypt under reign of Akhenaten (18th Dynasty, New Kingdom), husband of Nefertiti and grandfather of King Tutankhamun. It is an active archaeological site, with outstanding tombs, many of which were abandoned...More

1  Thank Laurence C
Reviewed July 28, 2016

After leaving the ticketoffice you find yourself in the middle of the desert. No shadow at all. Walk all the way up towards the rocktombes. The path is very well made: it makes the walk not too difficult. The reward for that effort is great....More

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Reviewed June 8, 2016

Tel el Armarna contains the widely scattered remains of Akhetaten (the city originally extended fifteen kilometers over the plain), Akhenaten's purpose built city replacement for Thebes, political base of the relocated Royal Court and new centre for his religious philosophy of Atenism. There are palace...More

3  Thank Windowseatview
Reviewed January 7, 2015

First of all I'd like to say that I am a historian, so I asked Memphis Tours for a professional tour guide who actually studied not only the History of Ancient Egypt but also Old Egyptian (so that he can read the hieroglyphs, to help...More

8  Thank Nimaatre
Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is another site more appreciated by Egyptolgy buffs, as there's not a lot to look at at first glance. Here are my 3 favorites: the North palace, the tomb of Meryre, the tomb of Aye. At the North palace, go to the lily pool...More

5  Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed August 2, 2013

This area is a very large area to cover – The Royal tomb is a 13km drive from the entrance gate & Ticket Office! Although we only saw the Royal Tomb of Akhanaten & The Tomb of Ay, there are others available. We were unable...More

4  Thank eLaReF
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January 27, 2017|
Response from Laurence C | Reviewed this property |
I cannot comment on the train journey or accommodations in Minya. I hired a guide and day tripped from Cairo in spring 2015 (conditions may be different now). Long drive through the desert (a good experience, too). Amarna is... More
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January 25, 2015|
Response from Kimberly S | Reviewed this property |
Not so much diffucult as a long way. in 2011, my friend who was recovering from knee surgery had to pass on the North Tombs, due to the length of the stair. I'll post a photo.