Colorful inscriptions are found in some of the tombs located in Beni Hassan cemetery, 20 km's south of Minya - ET
CAIRO - 8 April 2020: In the evening of April 8, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is launching a new virtual tour inside the ancient cemetery site of Beni Hassan on its official social media platforms.
The Beni Hassan cemetery is a group of tombs carved in the mountain, located about 20 kilometers south of the city of Minya.
Beni Hassan ancient cemetery, Minya - ET
On the upper part of the mountain there are about 40 large tombs from the era of the Sixth Dynasty (2345--2181 BC towards the end of the Old Kingdom) and the Twelfth Dynasty (1985-1795 BC and during the Middle Kingdom).
The rulers of the 15th region were also buried in Upper Egypt, such as the tombs of Khnumhotep II, Amenemhat, Baqet III and Khety, all are in a great state of preservation. Its walls are decorated with beautiful inscriptions of bright colors.
There are many other tombs in Beni Hassan, some of which date back to the late era (664-332 BC), Ptolemaic period (332-30 BC) and the Roman era (from the beginning of the year 30 BC).