Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo then you travel by air-conditioned vehicle accompanied by your professional tour guide to Samalot city where you visit one of the most important landmarks that the Holy Family visited. St. Mary’s Monastery Gable El Teir (Mountain of birds) because During the winter birds used to flock there, also known by The Bakarah (pulley) that was used to obtain water from the Nile. Also called the Kaf Monastery or ‘Palm’ Monastery: Ancient manuscripts narrate that while the Holy Family was sailing. One of the rocks fell and headed towards their boat then, our Lord Jesus extended His hand and shielded the boat and, the Lord’s palm was printed on this rock, now kept at one of the British museums. The ancient church is from the 4th century ordered to be carved by Queen Helen
Lunch in a local restaurant later you continue visiting the Necropolis of Beni Hassan
The tombs date mostly to Dynasties XI and XII .12 tombs are decorated, and four are open to visitor characterized by painted scenes of daily life, recreation and military activities.
Tomb of Baqet III -BH15
Baqet was provincial governor of Menat-Khufu (modern el-Minya) during the later years of Dynasty XI. The walls of the tomb have many painted scenes depicting the desert hunt, Industrial scenes of weaving and spinning, hunting and fishing in the marshes, catching birds and gathering papyrus, battle scenes, wrestlers, funerary scenes, also includes recreational scenes of sports and playing senet
Tomb of Khety -BH17
was the son of Baqet. His tomb is similar to that of his father’s; the walls of the tomb are decorated with scenes of fowling and the papyrus harvest, hunting in the desert. Khety and his wife are shown presiding over the activities and watch women dancing and playing games, Clappers and dancers and musicians are shown before Khety’s statue being dragged on a sledge. There are long scenes of men practising unarmed combat or wrestling. The movements can be seen easily because the bodies are painted in contrasting shades
Tomb of Amenemhet- BH2
Dates to Dynasty XII, he was the last governor of the province during the reign of Senwosret I. The walls have scenes of agriculture and industries, hunting in the desert, military activities and funeral rites with offering-bringers. Amenemhet sits with his wife at a table containing all the produce of his land.
Tomb of Khnumhotep II- BH3
Khnumhotep II was a successor of Amenemhet His titles include ‘Hereditary Chief’ ‘King’s Acquaintance’ and ‘One who is Beloved of his God’. The scenes are more colorful and livelier and make it the most interesting of the Beni Hasan tombs. On the north wall is a famous scene depicting a caravan of Asiatic in their striped robes bringing gazelles and other items to trade, also two beautiful scenes of Khnumhotep with his family, fowling and snaring birds in the marshes in a papyrus skiff. On the base of the wall can see Khnumhotep’s well-preserved autobiographical text. There is a magnificent view from up the mountain.
Dinner and overnight in the hotel