This once capital of Egypt has much to offer those interested in Egyptology. The home of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, the parents of the famed King Tutankhamun, Al Menya saw the dawn of a new religion: belief in one deity only – that of the sun god Aten. Located right in the middle of Upper and Lower Egypt, Al Menya has held an important place in history. There are several tombs to visit in the region such as Tal El-Amarna. Several people connected to Akhenaten, either by relation of stewardship have tombs in this area. Other ruins such as a partial temple constructed by Ramesses II are in the area as well. At 246 km away from Cairo, Al Menya is an important place to visit.
The rock cut tombs situated in Beni Hassan, 12 kilometers to the South of Al Menya, date back to the Middle Kingdom from the 21st century to the 17th century BC.
Hermopolis is the top tourist attraction in Al Menya Egypt. Travel2egypt.org helps you to find the best sites to see in Hermopolis Al Menya.
Tal-El-Amarna is the ruins of the city once established by Ekhnaton and it is a popular tourist attraction in Egypt. Learn more at www.travel2egypt.org.