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Tomb of Sennedjem

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Address: the artisans village | Deir el Medina, Luxor, Egypt

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Vibrant color

This tomb is included with your ticket to Deir el-Medina. Not as large, elaborate, ir carved as the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, but the color is amazingly vibrant. Photos... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Valley of the Workers is definitely worth a visit but not too many do. It has smaller but more intricate tombs where Egypt's labourers and artisans were buried. The tombs are in good condition and are obviously less crowded.

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Thank CorporateProphet
Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tomb is included with your ticket to Deir el-Medina. Not as large, elaborate, ir carved as the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, but the color is amazingly vibrant. Photos are not allowed inside the tomb, but if you buy the photo DVD from the vendor in the Valley of the Kings, it includes 20 photos of this... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small tomb in the Workers Village of Deir el Medina but it is worth it. It comes with you ticket to visit the site so take advantage of it when you get it. It is a little difficult to get to if you have back or leg problems because they are steep stairs with low ceilings. I am over six... More 

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Thank Steven W
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Deir el medina (Workers' village) has some very fine tombs of the tomb workers. these are smaller in size than the tombs of the Kings in VoK, but they are very well preserved, the colours look like as if they were painted just yesterday. Notable scenes on the wall are: 1. Right Wall - The solar cat slashing the Apophis... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

If you decide to pay a visit to the Valley of the Artisans and lacks a little time, you should visit the tomb of Sennedjem. He was a foreman of the artists who decorated the many royal tombes during the New Kingdom. Your whole life you will remember the vivid colours used in the different scenes depicting life in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

It is very interesting to se how the finer citizens were buried in ancient Egypt. Wonderful paintings on the walls of the tombs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

This actually beat some of the tombs in VOK, the detail and colour was just fantastic. I would definitely go to these tombs and also see the village which is fascinating.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

I highly advise you take the time to go to Deir el Medina, which was the tomb workers' village. Not only will you see where they lived, but you will be able to go into a couple of tombs, one of which is the Tomb of Sennedjem. Beautiful carvings and paintings are all over the tomb. It is a wonder... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

One of the most beautifully restored tombs. The colours are fantastic and the insights into the common life are interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Access was a little tight with narrow steep stairs, etc. but tunnels down into it were relatively short and worth the visit. Walls are just painted, not deeply carved but have vivid well-preserved wall paintings and decorations.

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