Are you fond of the Egyptian history and also current daily life? Then, drive further to where real Egyptian villages are and visit also mystery of history in El Minya Governorate ca. 300 km. south of Cairo. It is also the place where the Great King Cheops, the founder of the Great Pyramid, was born. You do not see the heritage of Ancient Egyptians only, but also the heritage of the Ancient Greek and Roman who lived there as well. First, you will visit the tombs of Beni Hassan, which is an ancient Egyptian cemetery site with 39 ancient tombs.
Continue driving between desert and fields and through real Egyptian villages, until reaching Tell El Amarna, where the most famous statue of Queen Nefertiti was found, that is the master piece at the Egyptian Museum in Berlin- Germany. Here also, lived and ruled the differentiated and famous Pharaoh Akhenaton and his wife Nefertiti. Resume driving until crossing the Nile over the new built bridge until reaching the Tuna El Gabal Necropolis, that still hides most of its treasures under sand ! In February 2019, fifty mummy collections wrapped in linen, stone coffins or wooden sarcophagi dated back to the Ptolemaic Kingdom were discovered.
Here you see the most ancient love story in human history: Isadora was a wealthy and beautiful young woman living in Hermopolis during the time when the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius (AD 138–161) ruled over. She fell in love with a young soldier from Antinoöpolis (current Sheikh ‘Ibada), and they wanted to get married. However, her father refused, so the young couple decided to elope. Unfortunately, Isadora drowned while crossing the Nile. Her body was mummified, and her father built an elaborate tomb for her, featuring a poem of ten lines inscribed in Greek elegiac couplets. At some time after her death, a cult developed around her tomb. Isadora's mummified remains are still present, encased in glass, in her mausoleum – a prominent building at Tuna el-Gebel.