The most important tourist places in Minya

The most important tourist places in Minya


Al Minya ,It is one of the most important governorates of Upper Egypt, due to its middle location and the unique archaeological sites it contains. It has a large university that includes fifteen colleges. It was previously named Minya El-Fouly in relation to Ismail Pasha El-Fouli. In the Pharaonic era, the god (Thoth) was her deity, described as the god of wisdom and knowledge. 

In the Coptic era, the Church of the Virgin Mary was built simultaneously with the construction of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. At the end of the seventh century AD, the Islamic conquest reached it during the era of Caliph Omar Ibn Al-Khattab and removed the rule of the Eastern Romans from it, and Islam spread there quickly, so the vast majority of its people converted to Islam and many mosques were built throughout it, and this continued to increase during the reign of Caliph Othman Ibn Affan and Caliph Ali Ibn Abi Talib and the reigns of governance that followed to the modern era.


name origin of Minya


The name Minya evolved from the hieroglyphic word (prevent him), which is an abbreviation of the old full name (prevent Khufu), which was mentioned in the inscriptions of the tombs of Bani Hassan, the name of the nurse of King Khufu. Al-Minya), and in the Islamic era it was ruled by the governor Ibn Khasib, so Moniyat Ibn Khasib was attributed to him, who wished to rule over Al-Khasib bin Abdulaziz, the son of the Caliph Al-Abbas and his wish was fulfilled.

Minya Governorate is considered a museum and an ancient record of historical eras that passed through Egypt.


Pharaonic antiquities


The tombs of Beni Hassan


It belongs to the city of Abu Qurqas, located 22 km southeast of the city of Minya. It can be reached by the eastern desert road and the agricultural road of Egypt – Aswan, as well as the eastern road parallel to the Nile (Minya – Zaya Sultan – Bani Hassan). 

It has 39 tombs carved in rock for the nobles and rulers of the city of “Habnu” from the era of the middle Pharaonic state, the most important of which are the tomb of Amenemhat (Amini), the tomb of (Khnumhotep), the tomb of (Bact) and the tomb of (Kheti) painted on its walls scenes representing various types of sports, and is a complete record of daily life. In the era of the Middle Kingdom of Pharaonic history.

Beni Hassan tombs El Minya
Beni Hassan tombs El Minya

Tuna el gabal area


It is located 67 km southwest of the city of Minya, and about 10 km west of the archaeological area of Ashmunein.. It can be reached by the western desert road and the Egyptian-Aswan agricultural road, and its most important monuments (the tomb of Petosiris, the high priest of the Greco-Roman era – the mummy of Isadora, the martyr of pure love – the catacombs of God Thoth).

Tuna el-Gebel
Tuna el-Gebel

Antar stable


It is located 2 km southeast of Beni Hassan and has a rock-carved temple of the goddess (Bakht) built by Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III (1551-1447 BC), for the worship of the goddess Bakht (the cat). 

There are three of them. The Greeks called it (Artemis’ Cave), but it is known as the Stable of Antar, a hero of Arab stories. The most important feature of this temple is the inscriptions that tell how Hatshepsut restored and restored what the Hyksos destroyed during their occupation of Egypt.


Tell el-Amarna area


The archaeological area of Tell el-Amarna is located 15 km northeast of Deir Mawas, and it is the area chosen by Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti to establish the capital of his kingdom called (Akht Aten) in order to worship the one god (Aten), who is symbolized by the sun disk, from which rays end with human hands to blow life for the universe. 

The city of Akhet-Aten (now Tell el-Amarna) was the capital of Egypt in the era of the modern Pharaonic state.

Akhenaten gave the artist complete freedom to express himself and his surroundings, thus forming the first school of realistic art known internationally as Amarna art.

Tell el-Amarna
Tell el-Amarna

Isadora tomb


This tomb is from the era of Emperor Hadrian, and it is for a Greek girl who died by drowning after she tried to escape with her lover who she loved and who was an officer in the army, Lord with me.

Isadora tomb
Isadora tomb

Tilting minaret mosque


The Tilting Minaret Mosque or “Atiq Mosque”, as it is called, is characterized by the leaning minaret being built of mud bricks, with a slope of 21 degrees, and consisting of several floors, each of which is approximately 5 meters long, and filled with floral and geometric motifs.


There are many Christian monasteries, such as the monastery of the Virgin Mary in Jabal al-Tair, the Church of the Holy Family in Mallawi, the Church of Abouna Abdel-Masih al-Manahry, the monastery of Anba Samuel and the monastery of St. Abu Fana in Mallawi


The Convent of the Blessed Virgin:


It is about 25 km north-east of the city of Minya, and it is one of the important sites that the Holy Family passed through and resided in during their trip to Egypt, and it has a church carved in the rocks built by the Emperor Helena in the last century to the last century.




It includes many Islamic monuments, such as the Mosque of Al-Hassan bin Salih bin Ali Zain Al-Abidin bin Al-Hussein bin Ali bin Abi Talib, which is the only mosque in Egypt that has two qibla, the shrine of Sidi Al-Fath Al-Fath Al-Fath Al-Fath Al-Fath Al-Fath Al-Fath Al-Fath Al-Abha Abu Samra, the dome of Prince Ziyad al-Fadl ibn al-Harith ibn Abd al-Muttalib, the uncle of the Messenger of God, and also the shrine of the Seven Girls




It is located 8 km west of the city of Mallawi, which is located 45 km south of the city of Minya, and can be reached by the agricultural road of Egypt-Aswan and the western desert road from the Tuna El-Gebel area, and it has important monuments of Pan-Arabism, Abbasism, and Abbasism Remnants of the Greek Market – Remains of a Church on the Basilica System.


Malloy Museum:


It includes monuments that represent the different ages, and includes in the four halls excavated monuments from areas Tona mountain Ashmunein and Mir, as well as some artifacts from the era of the old state and the era of Amarna, and consists of four halls of two floors with them offered by the Pharaonic, Greek, Romanian and Coptic monuments.


The Akhenaten Museum


The Akhenaten Museum was built in the form of a wonderful pyramid, with many halls, museum displays and gardens, as it is one of the most important museums in Minya Governorate, which all tourists come to Egypt to visit this wonderful museum.

The Akhenaten Museum
The Akhenaten Museum




This city was called in the past by the name (Khmuno), where the ancient Greeks combined the name of this city and named it and named it Hermopolis, where they were linking between (Thoth) and the goddess Hermes, where this city was in the past a center for the worship of the god Tut, who was the god of wisdom in the past.

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