El-Bersheh is on the east bank of the Nile close to Hermopolis and Tuna el-Gebel. It is in the 15th Upper Egyptian nome.

The site has numerous tombs, mainly of the Old and Middle Kingdoms. Nearby are quarries that were in use in the 18th and 30th Dynasties.

The most important tombs are those of the Middle Kingdom nomarchs. One famous representation from the tomb of Djehutyhotep (Tomb 2) shows the transport of a colossal statue from the quarries of Hatnub. The statue is being pulled by four rows of men. In some of the tombs, spells from the Coffin Texts appear on the ceiling.

Adapted from Global Egyptian Museum

In 2007 a Belgian team, led by Professor Harco Willems, discovered an intact tomb of the First Intermeditate Period at el-Bersheh. The tomb belonged to a man named Henu.


el-Bersheh in Global Egyptian Museum

See also this PDF in Researchgate

Location of el-Bersheh

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