El-Hawawish

El-Hawawish

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 date back to the ages of the Old Kingdom (2494-2181 BC) and the First Transition Period (2181-2055 BC), and nearly 60 tombs still preserve some inscriptions, funerary scenes, offering, daily life, dancing and hunting and agriculture is in the ancient Akhmim, while five of them are very 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