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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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Located just a short 10 min walk from "taftish" aka the ticket office. It is amazing to see the town, the remnants of the houses, the rooms. Deir el-Medina was a small village... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located just a short 10 min walk from "taftish" aka the ticket office. It is amazing to see the town, the remnants of the houses, the rooms. Deir el-Medina was a small village where lived the builders of the royal tombs who worked at the Valley of the Kings during the 18th-20th Dynasties. Amazingly, their cemetery is located just across... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Valley of the Kings is definitely more iconic, but if you are interested in seeing the art and the murals, this is the place to be. A lot of places you hear 'this looks like it was just painted yesterday'. Here it really really does like that. It's not just a hint of colour - it's gorgeously, even garishly... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The archaeological site of the worker's homes is essentially unlabeled - use your imagination. The two noble's tombs are worth a visit. Narrow steep access but the more intimate enclosures give you an exceptional look at the tomb paintings. Not for the claustrophobic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide explained that the workers used to go back home each evening and return the next day by boat.When given the choice to stay at the work site, they constructed a town for themselves, the workers, while building the tombs for the artisans who created the tombs for the pharaohs. The tombs are smaller than those for royalty but... More 

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Fresno
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While touring a tomb in the Valley of the Kings, we met a woman who wrote her dissertation on a tomb in the Valley of the Artisans, which has recently been open for tours. We had planned on visiting the tombs of the Nobles, but she encouraged us to change our plans and visit Deir el-Medina, and I'm so glad... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The coach parties don't seem to visit here, but it's great. The foundations of a ruined village stretches across the hill (behind a currently occupied village), and there are a few underground tombs that are extremely well-preserved, with really beautiful wall paintings. The entrance fee is 40 EGP and will allow you onto the village site, into 2 tombs, into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited thw two tombs that are opened to the public, 40LE (if the price does not change) The one of the Master artist was magnificent, the colors were so vivid after twousands of years. The used the best color pigments to achive such beauty. Hard to get in because of narrow stairs and the room itself is small. Not... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent example of everyday life of Egyptians is portrayed in the tomb of what would be now prime minister, it requires a climb up the hill but it is well worth it

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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