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'''Beni Hasan''' is a small village and an important archaeological locality in [[
The site of Beni Hasan is open daily 7am-5pm, admission
The local guard will accompany visitors up the steps, cut into the relatively gentle slopes leading up to the cliffs, in order to unlock the tomb gates and operate the tomb lighting. Note that photography is reportedly no longer allowed inside the tombs.
*the '''Tomb of Kheti''' (BH 17)
*the '''Tomb of Amenehmet II''' (BH 2)
*the '''Tomb of Khnumhotep''' (BH 3)
Assuming the police allow you to do so, following the cliff-track southwards for some 1.5 km leads visitors to a wadi, 500 m within which is to be found...
*'''Speos Artemidos''' (the Grotto of Artemis), known locally as '''Istabl Antar''' (the Stable of Antar, a local Arab hero-poet) - a small rock-cut temple shrine devoted to the local lion goddess Pakht and constructed by the 18th Dynasty pharaohs Hatshepshut and Thutmose III. The sanctuary consists of a small hall supported by Hathor-headed columns. The walls are decorated with relief scenes of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut making offerings to the gods, accompanied by inscriptions relating how she restored the land to order (''Maat'') after the rule of the foreign Hyksos.
A new rest-house has been recently constructed at the site (which reportedly serves very good coffee).