Another in our series of going to not-often-visited areas, Tuna el Gebel is essentially a necropolis covering quite a few tombs over a length of 3km. It’s a long paved, but sandy in places, walk to the main Tombs area from the Gatehouse (surprise surprise!) Though some say tombs, they are nearer to crypts, mainly being above ground (but see later)
The local guardians were really friendly and seemed to be glad that we brought the tourist police – It gave them someone to chat to for a change
We visited what was possibly the largest building, the Tomb of Petosiris, followed by The Tomb of Isadora and then had a long dark (bring your torch) underground hike in the Hypogean Galleries where Sacred Birds and Baboons used to be interred.
The complete site is only partially excavated so far
More pictures at https://www.flickr.com/photos/elaref/sets/72157634482471341/
For further info a read here would be useful http://egyptsites.wordpress.com/2009/02/14/tuna-el-gebel/