El Hawawish

El Hawawish

Sohag

Al Hawawish Cemetery is considered one of the most prominent archaeological sites in Sohag, as Al Hawaish is located about 10 km east of Sohag, and about 7 km from Akhmim, which was its main cemetery during the Old Kingdom. This attracted the Australian Research Council and Macquarie University's Australian Center for Egyptology Research to conduct scientific excavations at the site from the early 1980s until the early 1990s.

Al Hawawish Cemetery contains more than 800 tombs which date to the Old Kingdom (2684-2160 BC) and the First Intermediate  Period (2160-2034BC).Nearly 60 tombs still preserve some inscriptions, scenes of funerals, offerings, daily life, dancing and hunting and agriculture in the ancient Akhmim, while five of them are particularly well preserved.

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FOREIGNERS: ِAdult: 60 EGP Student: 30 EGP Camera Holder: 20 EGP Photography & Video (for personal use):300EGP Photography with mobile phone is free of charge Free entry for children under 6 years old EGYPTIANS/ARABS: ِAdult: 10 EGP Student: 5 EGP Camera Holder: 10 EGP Photography & Video (for personal use):300EGP Photography with mobile phone is free of charge Free entry for children under 6 years old