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Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)
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Private Tour: Valley of the Nobles and Valley of the Artisans - Deir el-Medina...
Ranked #7 of 84 things to do in Luxor
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Must see”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

How the workers lived and died. The two tombs open were marvellous and I stayed as long as I wanted in them (it says 10mins only) but the place is empty. If you want to buy a beer get your taxi driver to buy it for you at the Rameses restaurant near by.. it is 15E£ for a glass 500ml bottle

Visited May 2013
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Midlands
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“well worth the trip”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

superb tomb paintings in total peace and quiet- or would be but for the custodians, who know nothing at all, but can point and say "blue" "henna" "hawk" etc-for a tip.- they will also say you can take photos inside if you pay them. Don't!!! The flash will ruin them eventually, nothing will be in focus without a tripod, and what you pay them will not be enough.

Visited May 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Visions of the afterlife”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Above ground is all dusty, beige emptiness - crumbling terraced walls and modern workmen slowly clearing the remains of the ancient workmen's village. But inside the small tombs you suddenly get a vivid glimpse of the ordinary workman's vision of life after death. The tomb of Senefu the architect (subject of a recent BBC documentary) shows warm domestic scenes with his wife who'd died some years before. Very moving. Not as majestic as the Valley of the Kings but infinitely more human. Many thanks to our guide, Ahmed Abd el Hameid for sharing his passion for this place with us (contactable on royal guide_83@hotmail.com).

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“The "hidden" gem of the Theban west bank”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

..."must see" alternative to the grandeur of the other monumental sites of the Theban hills. The homes of the the workers who built the royal tombs. Occupied for over 500 years during the golden age of the new kingdom.

It delights becausre of its human scale, and gives a real sense of domestic living.

The tombs are a delight, too, vividly painted, depicting glorious domestic scenes !

Visited March 2013
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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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“Amazing Tombs”
Reviewed 17 April 2013

Tombs of the Artisans sits next to the remains of the Artisans houses. These were the workers who excavated and decorated the tombs in the valley of the kings. 2 tombs were open, and it seemed even more worthwhile as we were the only people there. The burial chambers are reached down steep flights of stairs, and are beautifully preserved and have outstanding paintings in vivid colours.

Visited April 2013
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