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- Address: Tombs of the Nobles, West Bank, Aswan, Egypt
- Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 25 EGP
- Tags: Historical Site, Tomb
Tombs Of The Nobles And Kubbet Al-hawa - Review
This place just isn’t going to impress you until you know exactly WHO’s buried here. All I’ll say is that they were important… like, really important. Only six of the Old and Middle Kingdom tombs are open to the public, but they are pretty well preserved. The nobles buried here were rulers and dignitaries of Elephantine Island once upon a time. The important tombs are:
- Mekhu (Tomb No25) and Sabni (Tomb No 26) governors during the reign of Pharaoh Pepi II (2278–2184 BC). Lovely reliefs and scenes.
- Sarenput II (Tomb No 31): Governor during under 12th-dynasty Pharaoh Amenemhat II (1922–1878 BC). Beautifully preserved.
- Harkhuf (Tomb No 34): Governer while Pepi II was a kid. Relief tells of his incredible central Africa trading expedition.
- Hekaib (Tomb No. 35): Overseer of foreign soldiers under Pepi II. Fighitng and hunting scenes.
- Sarenput I (Tomb No 36): Nothing too special, but read his story and see scenes of his family.
Look up these names and see the incredible story behind them if you want to know why this place is awesome.
Climb the hill above the tombs to get to Kubbet al-Hawa (Dome of the Wind), the Coptic Shrine/tomb of a holy man. The views of the river, Aswan and the surrounding area are unbeatable.
Tombs Of The Nobles And Kubbet Al-hawa Information
- A.k.a Qubbet el-Hawa.
- Carry water.
- Wear a hat and sunscreen.
Tombs Of The Nobles And Kubbet Al-hawa Ticket Prices
- LE 15 for Students.
How To reach Tombs Of The Nobles And Kubbet Al-hawa by Public Transport
- You’ll have to take a boat to the west bank. From the ticket office at the ferry landing, you’ll have to climb many sandy steps to the Tombs.
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Tombs Of The Nobles And Kubbet Al-hawa, Aswan Reviews
I found this site really interesting, though it pales in comparison to the tombs in Luxor. There is not a lot to see in the tombs, but you have them to yourself. And they have a great location overlooking the Nile. There is some uphill walking to get to them, but the view is worth it. And, if you are coming from the other side of the Nile, the boat ride is part of the fun. You can make this a stop on a cruise around Aswan. There is a small snack bar-type operation, but you would be wise to bring your own water, just to be sure to not get dehydrated.
A good sight not too exciting for kids tho.
The top of that hill had the best view of the city of Aswan
Good not bad
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