Tuna el-Gebel, as it is
known now, was the necropolis of Khmun (Hermopolis)
for several centuries.
The urban history for this region goes back at
least to the middle of the 2nd millennium BCE, and
would last a couple of centuries into the Common
It is made up of six stelae which indicated
the boundary between Hermopolis and Akhetaten
(Tell el-Amarna), the ancient capital of Akhenaten.
This part of Egypt offers
What makes Tuna el-Gebel interesting are the
catacombs, which are rare in Egypt (see
Alexandria), and one of few in situ mummies.
also out for the interesting stylistic shift from
Egyptian to Greek imagery and clothing in the Tomb