El Mo'alla

El Mo'alla (Arabic: المعلّى‎) is a town in Upper Egypt located about 35 km south of Luxor, on the east bank of the Nile.

Rock-cut tombs at el-Mo'alla

Known as Hefat by ancient Egyptians, it served as a necropolis for the nearby city of Djerty (nowadays El-Tod) since the early First Intermediate Period. Two rock-cut tombs within it, datable to this period, are particularly remarkable because of their decorations, that of the two nomarchs Ankhtifi and Sobekhotep.[1]


  1. ^ Bunson, Margaret R. (2002). Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. Infobase Publishing. p. 249. ISBN 1438109970.

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Coordinates: 25°28′20″N 32°31′30″E / 25.4722°N 32.5250°E / 25.4722; 32.5250