site of Qila el-Daba has an Old Kingdom
cemetery that includes a field of mastabas
surrounded by secondary burials. The tombs
in the cemetery are of three different
substructure plans: a simple, oval subterranean
chamber; rock-cut tombs covered by mudbrick
vaults; and rectangular with a Nubian vault
with arched mudbricks. The tombs have yielded
one of the oldenst copies of the Coffin
Texts, a variety of stone vessels, and
some polychrome funeral scenes.
Daily, 9 AM - 5
Foreign: 20 LE
Dakhla Oasis, near Balat
BY BUS: Take a bus from Mut towards Balat,
where the teahouse is the bus stop.
TAXI: From Mut or Balat, ask for qila ed-daba.