Qaou el Kebir in Egypt

Qaou el Kebir

Known as Antaeopolis (town of Antaeus) ion pharaonic times, there was once a great temple and was mentioned in the La Description de Egypt but that is gone now. The necropolis is still there, however, atop the mountain. There is a chapel consisting of several porticoed terraces which opens onto a series of underground rooms. The ramps leading from the valley floor add a sense of great proportions to the complex. There are three 12th Dynasty tombs here, but most are from the 30th Dynasty which was in the Roman period.

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