Naga ed-Deir

Sheikh Farag

Naga ed-Deir is a necropolis situated on the east bank of the Nile to the south of Akhmim. The site stretches for 2 kilometers from the Coptic monastery ( deir in Arabic) and modern village, after which the site is named, to the area known as Sheikh Farag after the tomb of a local Islamic holy man.

The burials date from the Predynastic Period through to the Middle Kingdom. They were excavated by the American Egyptologist George Reisner between 1901 and 1924.

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