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El Kab

El Kab (Egypt)

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  • Archaeological Site
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4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
25 km from Esna by car
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of El Kab

Latéfa Faïz Seasoned Traveller
114 written opinions

El Kab is located in the south of Upper Egypt, on the banks of the Nile between Esna and Edfu. It is one of the most important sites of ancient Egypt.

My suggestion:
Take the time to admire the tomb of Adhmosé, which tells the story of this military hero.
My review

El Kab is the site of ancient Nekhbet, the name of the Upper Egyptian vulture-goddess whose mission was to protect the Pharaoh and the royalty of the south.

I particularly appreciated the impressive remains of the mud brick walls several metres thick which surrounded the city. There are many monuments in El Kab. I recommend the temple of Nekhbet, one of the most ancient temples of the site, and the necropolis of local dignitaries: take the time to admire the tomb of Adhmosé, considered as the "captain general of seamen", his tomb recounts his bravery in the battle against the Hyksos.

The remains of several temples dedicated to the Nubians gods are scattered to east of the site. We can still admire the pillared vestibules of some of these and their little chapels hewn out of the rock.

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