All Cities - Tuna El Gebel

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 Era.

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.

Look also out for the interesting stylistic shift from Egyptian to Greek imagery and clothing in the Tomb of Petosiris.


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