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Qubbet El-Hawa/Tombs of the Nobles
Photo by Raymon Kondos © 2009 Your Egypt

Qubbet El-Hawa, literally 'dome of the wind', is located on the west bank of the Nile.

   
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A dome can be seen on the peak of the hill, from which came its modern name.

The most visited landmarks of the site are, however, the ancient rock-hewn Tombs of the Nobles located below on the side of the hill. They are reached through two staircases from the riverbank up to them.

The tombs are arrayed in two levels; the lower level is allocated for tombs of the Old Kingdom's nobles and the higher ones for the nobles of the Middle Kingdom.

Monuments
Tomb of Sarenput I
Tomb of Pepynakht (Hekayib)
Tombs of Mekhu and Sabni
Tomb of Sarenput II
Tomb of Harkhuf
Tomb of Khunes

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