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Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)

| Deir el-Medina, Luxor, Egypt
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| Deir el-Medina, Luxor, Egypt
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Reviewed yesterday

This area has the village of the artists on one side and their own tombs on the other. There is an entry fee of 40LE with which you can get access to the tombs and the surrounding area. We entered two of the underground tombs...More

Thank Conrad P
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is less crowded, and the colours are so much brighter and colourful than the Valley of the kings. If you are on West bank, make sure to visit this!

Thank mariekevandeven
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I love all the tombs and temples of Luxor - and all over Egypt in fact. But if in Luxor do go to this valley. Study before you go.

Thank Aulani M
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Our guide gave us the option of adding Valley of the Artisans and I'm glad we did. The two tombs we entered were in excellent shape - different drawings than the Pharoahs tombs, There is also a great view of the remains of the village...More

Thank heddieeddie
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is the village of the people who did the artwork in the tombs. We visited their tombs as well. This involved going down steep steps with low access. It was worth it, as the artwork was different than those of the pharaohs.

Thank Daniel V
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Amazing and unbelievable views! Enjoyed every bit of the tour! I would like to go back in the future to tour Egypt again!

Thank Bambi M
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The less visited Valley than Valley of the King, this site has tombs for which the entry gets opened only selectively when visitors are present. security is tight. enjoy with minimum of tourists, yet we encourage you to visit Egypt now, its an unbelievably welcoming...More

Thank mgsc2016
Reviewed 22 May 2017

the village where most of the excellent talented artisans lived in there from the beginning of the new kingdom era 1500 b.c ...they worked the tombs and temples of kings and queens and they paid lots of attention to there own tombs the colors are...More

Thank cheahmad
Reviewed 18 May 2017

There are three tombs and a temple open here. There are a lot of excavations and in my mind, it is one of the best sites near Luxor. Be warned, however, that there are several guardians on the site and all seem to want a...More

Thank Ken N
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This area of the west bank is fairly recently opened up and contains some very interesting tombs prepared for the senor artisans who worked on the Pharaohs' tombs and they certainly didn't hold back on the decoration. The one thing that was off putting, and...More

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