City Of The Dead: An Endless Sea Of Tombs In El Minya, Egypt

The City of the Dead, or Zawiyyet Al Mayyiteen, is a large Muslim and Coptic Christian cemetery in El Minya, Egypt. It is made up of hundreds of mud-brick mausoleums- many of which have beehive roofs. It is one of the largest cemeteries in the world.

The City of the Dead in El Minya is one of the largest cemeteries in the world

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Each of the several hundred mud-brick mausolea of the necropolis is topped with a dome

A couple of rock-cut tombs from the Old Kingdom are found at the edge of the site, as well as a small step pyramid from the early 3rd dynasty. The pyramid is remarkable because it is the only pyramid built on the eastern bank of the Nile.

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The small pyramid in the City of the Dead is the only pyramid found on the eastern bank of the Nile

City of the Dead
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City of the Dead
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City of the Dead
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The mud-brick mausoleums of the necropolis topped with a dome make it look otherworldly