El Minya is one of the most fascinating cities in Egypt. It currently houses nearly six million Egyptians and it is Egypt's geographical and historical heart in many ways, located along the Nile, 230 km away from Cairo.
It was the capital of Egypt until nearly 1470 B.C. Akhenaten and his beautiful wife Nefertiti built the new capital at Tel Amarna. The ruins of the temple they built for Atun are still there. In addition to this, you can visit the tombs of the nobles in Tuna El Gebal and Beni Hassan. The city has its religious importance because the holy family stopped there during their journey to Egypt.
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Tuna el-Gebel was Khmun's (Hermopolis Magna) necropolis. It is Egypt's largest known Greco-Roman necropolis, dating from the New Kingdom through the Roman Period, and saw extensive use during the Ptolemaic Period. Tuna el-Gebel is located in the governorate of Al Minya in Middle Egypt.
El Minya was one of the most important cultural and religious centers in ancient Egypt and was referred to as "Aphroditeopolis" during the period of Greco-Romanism. It has been a center of influence for various civilizations throughout its history, including the pharaohs, the Greeks, the Romans, and the Arabs.
The city of Al-Minya, Minya Governorate, is a cruise port on the Nile River and the capital of Upper Egypt, The Nile River in El Minya is different, wide, and beautiful so it is the best decision to enjoy Egypt Nile Cruise tours in Al Minya, with a population of approximately 260,000 inhabitants.
The distance between Minya and Cairo is 270 km, and the journey time between Cairo and Minya is 3 hours and 18 minutes to be ready for the exciting Minya day tours.
Akhenaton, the ruler of ancient Egypt, built the city of Amarna to be the hub of a revolutionary religion that worships the god Aten. He wanted to make a change in the religion of God Amen, so he left Thebes and built the city of Akhetaton, which means "Horizon of Aten" in ancient Egyptian.
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