To the east of Tell El-Amarna, lies the village of Hatnub which is an archeological site rich with the best Alabaster quarries. It locates about 70 km away from the capital of El Minia Governorate. The oldest date for using the alabaster quarries in this village was in the Fourth Dynasty, and also in the Fifth and Sixth Dynasties. Since the time of the New Kingdom, the quarries were used extensively. For instance, it was used in the chapel of Amenhotep I (now on display in the Open Air Museum at Karnak) and in some constructions of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahari .
Tomb of Hoya (Stewar of Queen Tiye)
Hoya was one of the prominent officials in the middle kingdom who acquired numerous positions including the "Steward of Queen Tiye, Akhenatens mother, Overseer of the Royal Harem' and Overseer of the Treasuries. The Tomb of Hoya is the first tomb in the northern cemetery in Tel El Amarna. The plan o