View of the upper cemetery at Beni Hassan, looking south

Egypt, Beni Hassan.

This view of the Upper Cemetery at Beni Hassan is taken from outside the 11th Dynasty tomb of Baket III (Tomb 15) and shows the entrances or facades cut into the side of the mountain. The rock-cut tombs at Beni Hassan remain

among the most complete and important tombs of the Middle Kingdom and some contain extensive biographical texts as well as a wealth of information in the wall scenes and inscriptions.

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, Reign of Amenemhat II (c. 1918-1884 BCE).
Egypt, Beni Hassan, Upper Cemetery.
Parent Context
Data Credits
Compiled by Alexandra Woods and the Beni Hassan Research Group with resources from the Macquarie University Ancient Cultures Research Centre, and the Australian Centre for Egyptology.
Project Funding
Supported by the Australian Research Council Discovery Project scheme: DP160102223 "Measuring meaning in Egyptian art: A new approach to an intractable problem" held by N. Kanawati (MQ), L. Evans (MQ), A. Woods (MQ) and J. Kamrin (Met), the Macquarie University Department of Ancient History, and the Macquarie University Faculty of Arts.
Original Citation
N. Kanawati & A. Woods Beni Hassan: Art and Daily Life in an Egyptian Province (Supreme Council of Antiquities, Cairo, 2010, ISBN: 978-977-479-792-8). pl. 4 (photograph).
Recorded and published with permission from the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. Photographs by Effy Alexakis as part of research on site. Copyright Macquarie University 2018. All rights reserved.
Cite this
Alexandra Woods "View of the upper cemetery at Beni Hassan, looking south ." In The Beni Hassan Visual Dictionary: Khnumhotep II, edited by Alexandra Woods, Brian Ballsun-Stanton, and Nicolle Leary. Sydney: Macquarie University, 2018.