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Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)

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All reviews royal tombs daily life wall paintings beautiful tombs climb down ancient egypt vivid colors steep steps worth the effort west bank well worth the visit ticket office no photography workers valley kings site
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Reviewed yesterday

I really enjoyed these tombs as they had more "every-day" scenes like family and music than the royal tombs. Plus seeing the ruins of the workers village was cool. Highly recommend a visit here.

Thank cookpias
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this site. The carvings and statues are incredible. For the time, you wonder how they could have done this with the tools they had at the time.

Thank James C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit to Deir el-Medina was very interesting and unexpectedly impressive. After visiting the wonderful Valley of the Kings, this site provided wonderful background about the labourers, builders and craftsmen who worked at the various funereal valleys. The ruins of their village are amazingly still...More

1  Thank LadyMolestrangler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before going inside the tombs my guide told me that the workers who constructed the Valley of the Kings saved the best for themselves and she wasn't wrong! The colours inside and so vivid they could have been painted yesterday! Some of the best preserved...More

2  Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed this trip very much. Always remember to take lots of 5 or 10Elb with you as everyone expects a tip (10Elb is only £0.50) so best to have lots of change on you

Thank Faridah0103
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was just one of the sight in my 2 days west bank trips, but it was out of my expectation, it was really nice. The tombs here are really well preserved and the color inside are so beautiful. Highly recommend this place.

Thank mavis S
Reviewed July 13, 2018

The decorated tombs are a wonder, so bright and clear. the passages are a bit tight in places. Not for the faint hearted.

Thank Skeddie54
Reviewed July 10, 2018

There are at least 75 tombs here. We entered 3. Of course there was no photography and I was no going to take a risk this time. The access was cramped and steep. The tombs were barely a few square metres and maybe 2 meters...More

Thank David B
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Be prepared to navigate some tricky steps and small areas for this incredible display of artwork. The tombs are extremely well preserved and cared for, and the vivid colors are impressive. I would recommend going when it’s not crowded since the tombs are small and...More

Thank cjkines1
Reviewed May 20, 2018

The site was a part of a large Valley tour and well worth the visit. It was interesting to see the contrast from the royal's tombs. The sites were very well preserved and colorful.

Thank Russell R
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