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Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this site on our 2nd day in Luxor and would definitely recommend others visiting as well. The site is the place where the workers who worked in the Valley of the Kings lived. When they didn't work on the king's tomb they worked...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 457johannesb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THIS ancient Egyptian village was where artisans lived who were working on tombs in the Valley of the Kings. We arrived to see it and were amazed at how clearly the structure of the village can be seen despite the passage of thousands of years....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank singhasam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a special effort to visit the Deir El-Medina - Artisan’s Valley, home of the Occupational village of artisans & workers for the Valleys of the Kings & Queens. The remaining walls of the homes in the ancient village interconnect & form a maze....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David B L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend this site if you have 2 days you can spend in Luxor. The only problem we had with this site was finding the ticket window. We had to back track about 1 km to buy our tickets. If you only have one day...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

This area was the neighbourhood of the artisans working on the royal tombs. There were about 80-140 families living there at capacity and you can still see how the homes were laid out, the resting room at the front for the women, the cooking area...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sail_Scarlett
Reviewed December 11, 2018

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 December 9, 2018 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 December 8, 2018

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 December 7, 2018

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 November 25, 2018

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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