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Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)

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Address: | Deir el-Medina, Luxor, Egypt
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Great tombs

These tombs are often overlooked.We went into two and they were very ornatley decorated. Nearby is the village where the workers lived and also their temple.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

These tombs are often overlooked.We went into two and they were very ornatley decorated. Nearby is the village where the workers lived and also their temple.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While its more royal neighbour is definitely more popular, there's no denying that the Valley of Artisans is something worth a visit. While it may not have the ability to boast of any great names, it gives you a first hand look at where the commoners are buried. Unmarked tombs, small burials and rock hewn structures are what you see,... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Deir el-Medina is a hidden gem! And now even better with three more tombs just opened this year - AmenNakht (TT218), and his sons Nebenmaat (TT219) and Kha'emteri (TT220). One tomb entrance leads to all three tombs. Buy a ticket for Pashedo Tomb to see these three tombs (15 Egyptian Pounds for foreigners) at the same ticket booth where you... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going here you can see how the artisans who worked on the royal tombs treated themselves to the best of their art. Equal to if not better Art than the tombs of the kings done by the artisans for their own journey to the Duat.

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Thank jamiepolich1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it's so tranquil and exiting to visit this place, you can fell the presence of the people who lived and worked there. The tombs are beautiful in their own way, and much more happy and gay compared to Valley of the Kings and ditto Queens

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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know everyone will tell you to go to the valley of the kings and the valley of the queens and you should. However, this 'side trip' to the valley of the workers was a huge surprise. The original colors of the carvings are even better than the other two. Please insist that you tour guide takes you there; you... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place for the common people. So much in Egypt is about the kings and the gods but this is a place for the middle class of Ancient Egypt. You can see their houses, they have a great model for you to see and then you can walk through the city and imagine how they lived back then.... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The place where Egyptian ancient labour force now rests. The Valley has over 60 tombs; an entry ticket gives you entry to any 3. Choose wisely!

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have been here previously but did not have time to do or see everything on offer so made sure we did this time and we were not disappointed. The village is made up of Three Tombs, a Temple, and a whole lot of history. There is a small shelter at the entrance to show you how the houses were... More 

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Madrid
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This amazing village has a couple of really well conserved tombs with great paintings. But for me the best part was to imagine how life was there 4000 years ago. This was the village of the workers who built the tombs and temples around. There is a map and a reproduction of an hold house that gives us an idea... More 

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