site of Beni Hasan lies on the east bank
of the Nile near the town of Minya in Middle
Egypt. The principal monuments here are
Middle Kingdom tombs carved into the cliffs
overlooking the river. There are 39 of
these tombs, most built for the local governors
of the 11th and 12th dynasties
(2125-1795 B.C.). The chapels are famous
for their vibrantly-painted and well-preserved
wall decoration . Four of the tombs (those
of Baqet III, Khety, Khnumhotep II, and
Amenemhat) are accessible to visitors.
Of these, the tomb of Khnumhotep II is
the best known, as it contains an important
scene showing the arrival of a group of
Asiatics to Egypt.
Open daily, 9 AM - 5 PM
Egyptian: 2 LE
(Students: 1 LE)
Foreign: 50 LE (Students: 25 LE)
Student rates available to bearers of a valid student ID from an Egyptian
university or an International Student
ID Card (ISIC)
20 km south of Minya
BY TAXI: ask for “muqabir beni
NOTE: Due to heightened security, private taxis are the only reliable way
to visit this site. Local police will provide an escort for the vehicle.
The site is not wheelchair accessible.
Guides are not provided.