The tombs of Beni Hassan are carved into some ‎limestone hills on the East Bank of the Nile. They are situated about 20 Kilometers south of Al Minya and 245 ‎kilometers south of Cairo.
12 May 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
The tombs are reached via a long steep flight of stone steps up the hillside, from where there is a magnificent view up and down the river valley.
12 May 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
12 May 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
12 May 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
12 May 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
Amenmehat lived during the 7th period and maybe this was why ‎the plan of his tomb is rather more complicated and the walls are more decorative ‎and better crafted. Amenmehat was the last official to be given an important royal name as he was ‎working as an official in a period when the governing system of Egypt was more ‎centralized and Amnenmehat used to report to the government in the capital of ‎Egypt at the time.‎
12 May 2019 Steve Snell
Photo by: Steve Snell
Khety, the son of Baqet, worked in the same position as his father. He was a ruler of a ‎province situated near the city of El Minya. Maybe this was why the plan and the ‎design of his tomb look quite like that of his father. ‎The Tomb of Khety features six lotus shaped columns and its rectangular ‎shape, the same as that of Baqet. The paintings of the walls located in the Eastern ‎and the Northern sections of the tomb display Khety during his hunting trips in the ‎deserts of the reign. ‎