Qau el-Kebir

A series of cemeteries near the modern village of Qau. The site is midway between Asyut in the north and Akhmim in the south.

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These cemeteries are on the fringe of the eastern desert. They contains tombs dating from the Naqada period to the New Kingdom and later, including large rock-cut tombs of the Twelth dynasty .

As described in Digital Egypt, Qau is the southernmost of a string of sites along the edge of the eastern desert that were excavated in the mid-twentieth century -- Qau-Badari-Mostagedda-Matmar

Qau el-Kebir in Digital Egypt

Location of Qau el-Kebir

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