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Henuttawy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:08 pm    Post subject: Amarna tombs Reply with quote

I went to Egypt for the first time in October. I chose a trip that took me to Amarna because it's been my dream to go there ever since I became interested in Egypt. An Egyptologist accompanied the group and we went to three or four tombs. I asked about Akhenaton's tomb and was told it was too unsafe for tourists. This was the first I'd heard about it.

Are the royal tombs really unsafe or have others here been there? I was disappointed not to see them.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Amarna tombs Reply with quote

First : You should change the "Egyptologist" ... Laughing
Second : Probably also your travel agency. Wink

Third : When I was in Amarna in November 2004 I could visit every tomb I wanted to see, including the royal tomb. Friends of mine have been there some weeks ago. They also had the opportunity to visit every tomb they wanted to see ...

Greetings, Lutz.
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Henuttawy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, the majority of the Egyptologists hired to guide us were really poor.

My sister and I are already planning to return in the near future. Hopefully we'll be able to see the tombs then.

So what was it like standing in Akhenaton's tomb?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to Amarna last November. We had a guided tour of Amarna with Barry Kemp. Standing in Akhenaten's tomb was really quite special. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come to this rather late but the Royal Tomb is most certainly open & the ticket is 30LE. We were there last month, there are new roads leading to this tomb entrance:-

http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/112743752796606929007/Amarna#5531689973486978946
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