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Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)

| Deir el-Medina, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #5 of 47 attractions in Luxor
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Deir al-Medina was inhabited by the laborers, craftsmen, painters, and carvers who worked on the royal tombs nearby.  Just south of the Valley of the... more »
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Rome, Italy
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179 reviews 179 reviews
92 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Just when you think that you have seen it all, another unexpected surprise pops up and takes you by storm. Once again, not many people come here and I really do not understand why. Do people ever look into guide books before travelling or do they only buy a trip from a catalogue off the shelf in some tourist agency?... More

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Northfleet
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

You cant visit Luxor and not take in the sights. The history is breath taking. The colours and the Hieroglyphics in these small tombs is more than worth the effort

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Alexandria, Egypt
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

will be good learning about other classes of Egypt`s society..different idea about workers and their life styles. don`t like un organised area as it `s located amongst inhabited area

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Wirral
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

These tombs are truly amazing, they are on a much smaller scale obviously than those that you will find in The Valley of The Kings, however the colours and the detail and the telling of their stories is well worth a visit. I cannot recommend this enough.

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We have been here 5 times and will be going again this year (2014). The previous comments about flash photography is serious. My camera, a Fuji HS10, takes good pictures under nearly all lighting with flash turned off. Make sure you always look up, especially under the lintels, where the paint looks nearly new. Afew years ago I took some... More

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Valencia, Spain
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Most guides will only tell you about the tomb that's right next to the entrance. But there are actually four tombs that may be open (not necessarily all at the same time). Three tombs were open at the time of my visit (in July). Two of the four tombs are side by side next to the entrance. Inerkhau (TT359) was... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Get a good guide and you will not be disappointed. Some nice tombs well preserved with some interesting hieroglyphich.

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New Delhi, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The Valley of artisans was quite an interesting place. There were several different pieces of art depicting the ancient Egypt. Although I did not find it that interesting because I could find that kind of stone work in India too. But still if you are an art lover and want to purchase some artifacts this place is for you.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

it s been refurbished during the last years, and containes small well preserved tasteful tombs. Wow!

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europa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Its just amazing. U must just visit this place and see for yourself.And there are more too see in this area.

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