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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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Fantastic site - great preservation.

Alot of profession restoration has been done here. It is a great site to see where the workers lived. Highly recommend a visit. Visit the tombs of the elite workers - they are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Alot of profession restoration has been done here. It is a great site to see where the workers lived. Highly recommend a visit. Visit the tombs of the elite workers - they are great.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Brilliant the two tombs up here that you can go into are amazing and you would think they had been painted that day. The temple is also in very good condition and is still being restored.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I remember seeing the most colorful and best preserved hieroglyphs in the Valley of the Workers. There was no one else with me, besides me guide, exploring their tombs. I recommend coming here, it's a quick trip. Though they are less popular because they were not kings and queens, they lived great lives and had beautiful tombs.

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canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

after several days of temples and tombs, it was wonderful to see how the artisans lived BEFORE they died. Too bad More tourists don't visit this amazing site. Yes, there are some amazing tombs too. But they are tombs of the artisans, rather than kings so not on the top10 visit list. But they are better preserved than the big... More 

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Round Rock, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is an often overlooked location, but it is well worth the visit. It has the best preserved tombs in Luxor - the quality of the paint that remains is incredible.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is so worth taking the time to see. There are so many options when it comes to tomb of the nobles and mortuary temples but this is the only place that I know of where you can see and learn about how the people that built and kept the temples and tombs lived and died themselves. It's cool to... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is where you can see the plans and instructions -- on the walls the artists drew out the technique used to prepare their walls. Kings are okay but these are the people who made them kings.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The Valley of the Artisans is well worth a visit. Its easy to get to, as its one of the closest attractions to the ticket office for the West Bank and perfect to combine with a visit to Medinet Habu and the Ramesseum. The tombs give a different aspect to Ancient life than the Valleys of The Kings,Queens or Nobles,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great paintings still in what looks like mint conditions. They were also more interesting and varied than most tombs that had standard religious themes. Only 2 tombs and 1 temple were open while we were here, however. This was also the only place we got asked for baksheesh - probably because there didn't seem to be as much structure here... More 

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Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a fascinating place, the remains of the village where the workers lived while they were building the tombs in the kings valley. There are three tombs here that the workers built for their selves and are truly beautiful. They are small in comparison to the ones in the kings valley but are well worth a look. They are... More 

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