El-Sheikh Sa'id

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El-Sheikh Sa'id
El-Sheikh Sa'id is located in Egypt
El-Sheikh Sa'id
El-Sheikh Sa'id
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 27°43′N 30°53′E / 27.717°N 30.883°E / 27.717; 30.883
Country  Egypt
Governorate Minya
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

El-Sheikh Sa'id is a small village in Al Minya Governorate in Upper Egypt. Situated on the east bank of the Nile, it is named after a local Muslim saint buried in the area.

Overview[edit]

El-Sheikh Sa'id comprises the rock-cut tombs of the nomarchs of the Hare nome (the 15th Upper Egyptian nome) from the 6th dynasty. These tombs are cut in steep cliffs.

Coordinates: 27°43′N 30°53′E / 27.717°N 30.883°E / 27.717; 30.883