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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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Most spectacular tomb paintings you'll see

This wasn't one I'd heard of, but we had a good guide (worth paying a bit more for a really decent guide) who took us round the area and insisted we went to see these. We were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This wasn't one I'd heard of, but we had a good guide (worth paying a bit more for a really decent guide) who took us round the area and insisted we went to see these. We were sceptical (we hadn't heard of them) but on arriving were blown away by the bright colours and spectacular preservation of these tombs. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A site that truly affords personal connection with the ancient Egyptians, Deir-el Medina is nestled in a dry canyon and located less than two minutes away from the central ticket office. I advise to start by walking alongside the village to the Ptolemaic Temple, and the returning back to the entrance while visiting the tombs of Sennedjem and Inherkau. Take... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I admire the patience with which they restore the temple! It's nice to walk around through the village and temple knowing that this was the place of the workers and artists who carved all the tombes in the Valley of the Kings.

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Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

No-one ever goes here anymore, so the guides there are very, very attentive - and will expect a large tip. Inside the tombs there are incredible paintings and the colours are outstanding - there is nothing like it in any other tomb or monument in Egypt. The little village is also interesting, made out of adobe bricks and still standing... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Before Visiting this place i was a little bit hesitated But i`ll would regret if didn`t visit Because there i saw best inner inscription was in excellent Condition and still has the real Color and it shows how important the art in ancient Egypt Highly Recommended for anyone visit Luxor

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Brighton, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This really was amazing, we loved it. Try and give some time to properly look here, not just the tombs but the village itself, amazing and fascinating.

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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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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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