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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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This is the remains of the town that housed the artisans who built the tombs in the Valleys of the Kings and of the queens. Next to thd town are the workmen's tombs and those that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the remains of the town that housed the artisans who built the tombs in the Valleys of the Kings and of the queens. Next to thd town are the workmen's tombs and those that can be visted are beautifully decorated.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely art work in the tombs - well worth a visit. No photos allowed. Not too difficult to enter tombs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a planned community or artists and stone cutters who cut and decorated the Valleys of the Kings and Queens. Their cemetery is worth visiting with several gem tombs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Valley of the Kings was crowded out with tour parties pushing and shoving, but we only met a couple of other visitors here. I can't understand why. The artwork in the tombs was beautiful, and also interesting, showing how ordinary people lived and worked, not meglomaniacal boasting or illustrations of gods that only an Egyptologist can really appreciate. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

we enjoyed every second of visiting this site with its colors and drawings the tombs were truly one of a kind.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

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 3 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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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