TOMBS OF THE NOBLES

Qubbet el-Hawa or the Windy Dome is a hill located on the west bank of the Nile in Aswan. The site is filled with tombs of nobles dating from the Old Kingdom till the Roman Reign period.

Many tombs are decorated on the inside with bright colours depicting motives from everyday life, hieroglyphic biographies and journeys.

The tombs are numbered and the most famous ones are probably those of Sarenput I (#36) and Sarenput II (#31) from the 12th Dynasty. They have the finest art.

The hill is illuminated at night and can be seen from the corniche. It’s a spectacular view.

ENTRANCE FEES
(as from July 2013)

Adult: LE 40
Child: LE 20

HOW TO REACH THERE

  • By private felucca or motorboat.
  • By car (30-40 minutes from the corniche via the Old Dam road).
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