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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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Small but well painted/crafted tombs

Nice to visit the village of the artisans and to see their houses & tombs (with their families), small comparing to the other tombs but the colours and the wall painting were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Luv to travel J
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to visit the village of the artisans and to see their houses & tombs (with their families), small comparing to the other tombs but the colours and the wall painting were really impressive, also not busy at all if you want to run away from the crowds

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Thank Luv to travel J
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the visit if more than a passing interest in ancient Egyptian history - very glad we visited. Only a few tombs are open to the public, and although very small are stunningly preserved.

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This is the palce were the craftsment, labourers, and servants of the tombs of the Valley of the Kings lived. The site is absolutely interesting. You can see the houses, the organization of the city, a wall that imitates the Nile River, and tombs that are absolutely spectacular. The tomb of Sennedjem is a must. The walls are ocre and... More 

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Thank TravelerTrecker
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

get to know how the old egyptians lived and worked the vivid colours of the walls of the tombs is just as if painted yesterday

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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I had the opportunity to visit the "Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)". It is also called "Valley of the Workers" There, you'll find some of the best tombs available in Egypt; not only the "Valley of the Workers" where it resides. Shapes and Colors are still there despite of the 5 thousand years that passed. Be ready for sharp... More 

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Leicester England
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Deir el-Medina is the ruins of the complete village of the people who worked in the Valley of the kings. Access into the village is limited but excellent views are possible from various vantage points round about. There are three of the workmen's tombs open to view, please visit they are excellent, although can prove difficult to enter. Well worth... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Excellent the man at the ticket office will tell you which ones you need to see as a priority. The guides inside each tomb are very knowledgeable. the experience is magical first thing in the morning (we were the first arrivals). Felt like the first explorers must have felt.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The most fascinating sight here was the ruins of the worker's village; the tombs paled in comparison to the Valley of the Kings or the Tombs of the Nobles. Not really getting much for the ticket price.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Always a favourite when visiting the colours are vibrant and very different to the valley of the Kings and not as often visited by your typical coach party if you've never been this is a must we always visit different tombs when we go

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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

It is not a very popular destination these days, so we were told... It is a pitty because this place gives you opportunity to have another insight in ancient egypt's everyday' s life

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