Deir El Gabrawi Asyut, Egypt information, tours, prices, booking
Deir El Gabrawi is a village which located he east bank of the Nile north of Asyut, Egypt. In fact, Deir El Gabrawi comprises a cemetery of over one hundred rock-cut tombs. The tombs date back to the late Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period. Moreover, the site contains the burials of powerful provincial governors of the region. Their local deity was Anti, a falcon-headed god of war. Furthermore, the tombs cut into the hillside in two main groups. In fact, they are on on an upper and lower level which linked by stone steps. Some of the high-status officials buried there controlled a large region.
Moreover, they stretch from Deir El Gabrawi as far as Abydos. Furthermore, they held titles such as “Great Overlord of the Abydene Nome”. The most important tombs on the upper level belong to Ibi and Gawa. Moreover, they also include two high-ranking officials of the early Middle Kingdom. In fact, these tombs maybe open by request. Scenes within the tombs show the owners taking part in religious rites. Moreover, the scenes also show agricultural and industrial activities. In fact, the reliefs from these tombs stolen in the mid-1990. But, they now returned and replaced in their original positions.
Further details about Deir El Gabrawi:
Wall-scenes in the Old Kingdom tombs represent the owners overseeing crafts. Moreover, they also depict agriculture, fishing and hunting. Norman de Garis Davis completed recording work at Deir El Gabrawi. In fact, it was at the beginning of the 20th century for the publication of the tombs. It was on behalf of the Egypt Exploration Fund for their “Archaeological Survey”. In fact, it which begun by Percy Newbury.
How to get to Deir El Gabrawi:
The site lies on the eastern bank of the Nile opposite the town of Manfalut. Moreover, the village located to the north of Asyut. It is about 385 kilometer from Cairo. So many trains, buses and cars go to Asyut from Cairo daily. You can get one of them to reach Manfalut. Over there, you should cross the Nile with a guide to the site. In fact, the tombs cut into the cliffs on the edge of the desert.