Dra' Abu el-Naga'

The necropolis of Dra' Abu el-Naga' 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-Bahri, and north of the necropolis of el-Assasif.

It was probably used as a royal Necropolis for the kings 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 Coptic times, a monastery, Deir el-Bachit was built on the hilltop above the pharaonic cemetery.[1]

Notable burials


  1. "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. Retrieved 2008-01-14.


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

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