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Tell el-Amarna

| Tell el -Amarna, Dayr Mawas, Egypt
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Amazing Ancient City

I had a great opportunity to visit this great city with Ramasside Tours.Very knowledgeable guide... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Inese Z
Unique & Outstanding, but requires some effort

A long morning drive from Cairo, Tel el Armarna was the short-lived capitol of Egypt under reign of... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
Laurence C
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| Tell el -Amarna, Dayr Mawas, Egypt
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

I had a great opportunity to visit this great city with Ramasside Tours.Very knowledgeable guide told history of the city and I was able to visit the tombs. The tombs was very beautiful.Beautiful and artistic pictures on the walls-a variety of everyday scenes, the Sun...More

Thank Inese Z
Reviewed 29 July 2016

A long morning drive from Cairo, Tel el Armarna was the short-lived capitol of Egypt under reign of Akhenaten (18th Dynasty, New Kingdom), husband of Nefertiti and grandfather of King Tutankhamun. It is an active archaeological site, with outstanding tombs, many of which were abandoned...More

Thank Laurence C
Reviewed 29 July 2016

After leaving the ticketoffice you find yourself in the middle of the desert. No shadow at all. Walk all the way up towards the rocktombes. The path is very well made: it makes the walk not too difficult. The reward for that effort is great....More

Thank cwfan
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Tel el Armarna contains the widely scattered remains of Akhetaten (the city originally extended fifteen kilometers over the plain), Akhenaten's purpose built city replacement for Thebes, political base of the relocated Royal Court and new centre for his religious philosophy of Atenism. There are palace...More

1  Thank Windowseatview
Reviewed 7 January 2015

First of all I'd like to say that I am a historian, so I asked Memphis Tours for a professional tour guide who actually studied not only the History of Ancient Egypt but also Old Egyptian (so that he can read the hieroglyphs, to help...More

7  Thank Nimaatre
Reviewed 28 December 2014

This is another site more appreciated by Egyptolgy buffs, as there's not a lot to look at at first glance. Here are my 3 favorites: the North palace, the tomb of Meryre, the tomb of Aye. At the North palace, go to the lily pool...More

3  Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 2 August 2013

This area is a very large area to cover – The Royal tomb is a 13km drive from the entrance gate & Ticket Office! Although we only saw the Royal Tomb of Akhanaten & The Tomb of Ay, there are others available. We were unable...More

4  Thank eLaReF
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Tel el amarna is the site of the Pharaoh Akhenaten's purpose built capital city. It was here that he tried to break the power of the priests of Amun by instituting the first monotheistic religion in the world- the worship of the sun disc, Aton....More

3  Thank jamiehay51260
Reviewed 30 March 2012

The history of the Amarna period means that pretty much anyone with a passing interest in Ancient Egypt will have heard of this place, and want to visit it. And it is well worth it - the tombs, though battered, are fascinating monuments to Akhenaten's...More

4  Thank Bielding
Reviewed 22 March 2012

We organised a day trip (with memphis travel) to Al Minya to see the tombs at Bani Hasan and at Tell el-Amarna. It was a long day around (4 hours each way) but well worth the effort. Given the recent social turmoil in Egypt these...More

3  Thank Fillanderer
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27 January 2017|
Response from Laurence C | Reviewed this property |
I cannot comment on the train journey or accommodations in Minya. I hired a guide and day tripped from Cairo in spring 2015 (conditions may be different now). Long drive through the desert (a good experience, too). Amarna is... More
Moshe B
25 January 2015|
Response from Kimberly S | Reviewed this property |
Not so much diffucult as a long way. in 2011, my friend who was recovering from knee surgery had to pass on the North Tombs, due to the length of the stair. I'll post a photo.