Asasif Tombs in Luxor

Next to the Temple of Hatshepsut on the West Bank of Luxor, lies the The Asasif Tombs. Not always open due to lack of visitors as it s not one of the main publicised sites, the  tombs were built for dignitaries during the 25th and 26th Dynasties when Nubian Kings were ruling. Whilst the tombs did not survive in tact of their original structures, there still remains some fine reliefs and paintings.


Just a short 1 hour flight from Cairo or the night sleeper train from Cairo (approximately 10 hours) down to Luxor in Upper Egypt. It is also accessible from Hurghada by flight (30 minutes) or by road in roughly 4 hours. Options from Aswan by road (3 hours), or Nile cruise over a few days sailing. 


The site Location is  between  Deir al-Bahri and the Tombs of the Nobles, and as of present times, excavations are ongoing as it is believed there are many more tombs to discover. 
The current discovered  tombs include that of Kheru-Ef, Montuemhet, Anch-Hor and Pabasa. References and research suggest that these tombs were discovered dating from the  18th Dynasty 25th and 26th Dynasties.
Underground, there are 2 courts to explore with underground rooms and a gallery leading to the tomb of Kheruef during the reign of Amenhotep III.This period in Egypt was first ruled by Nubian kings, then by kings of Tanis.This Temple was one of the largest in Thebes, and although large parts are since long gone.
the remaining parts of this temple  are well worth the visit.History and research showed that the 13th century BCE was dominated by the Pharaoh Seti 1 and all works were completed by his son, the famous Ramses II known as the ‘Great Builder’ .
The pylons are all but gone, mostly as they were made from mud brick which was not a hardy material and exposed to the annual inundations of the Nile. Also absent are the row of sphinxes leading to the inner part
Considered as the Kushite society, the history of the South Asasif Necropolis, much was discovered in the style of architecture and decorative programmes within the tombs, and the finds of burial equipment,pottery and animal bones.
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