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El-Mualla (Arabic: المعلّى) is an ancient Egyptian necropolis on the east bank of the Nile. It served as the resting place of ancient nobles and priests from the nearby city of Touphion (modern: 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]

List of Tombs[]

Designation Owner Title(s) Period
Rock-cut tomb Ankhtifi Nomarch of Nekhen First Intermediate Period
Rock-cut tomb Sobekhotep Nomarch of Nekhen First Intermediate Period


  1. Bunson 2002, p. 249.


  • Bunson, M.R., 2002: Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. Infobase Publishing.