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Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Valley of the Artisans isn't far from the more popular Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, but it is just as phenomenal! The open tombs are full of beautiful and amazingly well preserved artwork- some still complete with color. In addition to touring...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Emma R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The 2 tombs we were able to visit were stunning and the lack of other tourists around is nice. I do think the price is a tad high as seeing the tombs only takes a few minutes. Also, the tombs are very, very small and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dride52
Reviewed 5 days ago

The tombs here are personal and very beautiful. I felt privileged to be alone in a tomb build thousands of years ago for someone who was not royal or noble but a worker. The colours were as great as in the valley of the kings...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Liz C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not too many tourists at Deir Al-Medina, the workers' tombs and temple. The ticket costs 100 Egyptian Pounds or ($5.88 US). The tombs are much smaller in scale than Valley of the Kings but the colors and motif are vibrant, playful, cheerful. The temple is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1laduree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For all the Glory of the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the artisan/ Nobles tombs are the most beautiful, and in good condition. The tomb of Sennofer is out of this world. Shaped ceilngs showing bunches of painted grapes hanging down, "for the deceased"...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really liked theses tombs. Less tourists than at the Valley of the Kings. My tour was arranged through RealEgypt. My guide, Ahmed, was exceptional. I found the steps inside the tombs quite steep and difficult, but the men inside held my hand to guide...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 956gillianp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As my work as a tour guide I wish that always my guest's choose valley of the artists in them tours because I love to explain about the artists in the ancient Egyptian time,and how them life looks like,and how them tombs looks like. It's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank ahmedjoyful
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Use the early morning hours for a visit (site opens at 6 a.m.). Ticket includes the visit of 3 tombs (e.g. Sen-nedjem), and the temple of the greek period.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank andr_h294
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The artisans who worked for the Pharaohs and Noblemen also built their own tombs and although not as large the tomb walls are well decorated and we saw two out of the several hundred that are on the Mountainside although not many are open to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Samosababa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our guide suggested we add this to our itinerary...simply wow. We went into two tombs and the preserved paintings were fascinating...these are the people who built the pharaohs tombs...no carvings, but what they did with the painting was beautiful and in a better state then...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 919jorgef
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