Beni Hassan is located about 28 kilometres south of Al-Minya
at the east side of the Nile. the site consists of 39
distinctive Middle Kingdom tombs carved in to a limestone
cliff. The tombs rank among the most important sites in
Egypt, because of their informative pictures and unique
architecture. Everyday life scenes were preferred, marking
the lifestyleof the nobles in the Middle kingdom.
of Cheti (no.17)
Tomb of a farmer who died and was buried in the 11th dynasty.
of Baket (no.15)
Father of Cheti, the arrangements of these two
tombs are very similar.
of Chnumhotep (no.3)
This interesting rock-cut tomb is decorated with very
impressive drawings of Chnumhotep and his family while
hunting, playing, dancing and offering to the gods.
of Amenemhet (no.2)
The tomb owner as agovernor under Sesostris I. and is
similar to the tomb of Chnumhotep.