Dra' Abu el-Naga'

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Archaeological site of Dra' Abu el-Naga, view to the west, Luxor West Bank, Egypt

The necropolis of Draʻ Abu el-Naga' (Arabic: دراع ابو النجا‎) is located on the West Bank of the Nile at Thebes, Egypt, just by the entrance of the dry bay that leads up to Deir el-Bahari and north of the necropolis of el-Assasif. The necropolis is located near the Valley of the Kings.

It was probably used as a royal Necropolis for the pharaohs of the Seventeenth Dynasty and contains the possible tomb of Amenhotep I, Tomb ANB.

It was also used as a cemetery for officials of the New Kingdom administration in Thebes.

During the Coptic eras, a monastery, Deir el-Bakhît, identified as the historical Theban Monastery of Saint, Paulos[1] was built on the hilltop above the pharaonic cemetery.[2]

Notable burials[edit]


  1. ^ Institute for the Study of Ancient Culture. "Deir el-Bakhît and the Theban Monastery of St. Paulos". www.oeaw.ac.at. Austrian Academy of Sciences.
  2. ^ "Dra' Abu el-Naga/Western Thebes". Dra' Abu el-Naga/Western Thebes: An archaeological investigation of a residence necropolis in Upper Egypt (Luxor). Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. Archived from the original on 2008-01-27. Retrieved 2008-01-14.
  3. ^ "Mummies, Thousand Statues Discovered in Ancient Egyptian Tomb". 2017-04-19. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  4. ^ Luxor Times (2017-04-18), Minister of antiquities reveal the new discovery, retrieved 2017-04-21
  5. ^ "Exclusive footage: Amazing new finds by an Egyptian team in Luxor". luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.nl. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  6. ^ Blakemore, Erin. "Mummies and More Than 1,000 Statues Found in Egyptian Tomb". Smithsonian. Retrieved 9 August 2019.


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Coordinates: 25°44′07″N 32°37′14″E / 25.73528°N 32.62056°E / 25.73528; 32.62056