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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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The city of the artisans

This amazing village has a couple of really well conserved tombs with great paintings. But for me the best part was to imagine how life was there 4000 years ago. This was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Sozir
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Madrid
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Madrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This amazing village has a couple of really well conserved tombs with great paintings. But for me the best part was to imagine how life was there 4000 years ago. This was the village of the workers who built the tombs and temples around. There is a map and a reproduction of an hold house that gives us an idea... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great way to have the tombs all to yourself! Only one group is allowed in each tomb at a time. The reliefs are stunning, though the tombs are smaller than the ones at Valley of the Kings.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most under visited sites in Egypt. It is not spectacular as the Valley of the Kings or the Valley of the Quueens, but it definitely worth visiting, and can give u ideas about how Ancient Egyptians really lived...

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Chaumont-Gistoux, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the tombs of the king's valley were robbed and often damaged, the artisan's tombs were less attractive to thieves and are therefore in much better conditions. Some paintings look like they were done last week!!! A must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience. The tombs are smaller than those of the royals but many of them are in far better condition than the majority of those available for public viewing in the Royal Valleys. Very much worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

This is the third time I've been to Deir el-Medina and still find it fascinating. It's the village where the Valley of the Kings workers lived. You can see the remains of the streets and houses, a small pyramid and if you walk to the very end of the village there is a temple. Two tombs are open, and in... More 

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brasschaat, belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

July in Deir el Medinah: a furnace. Nevertheless we insisted in visiting the place after an absence of nearly 15 years. How great it looks. The livingquarters on one side of the "main road" and heaven on the other side. The tombs in which one is allowed to enter are the most beautiful ones in Egypt. Even the royal tombs... More 

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Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

You really have to go to the Valley of the Artisans when you are in Luxor studying ancient Egyptian history. Beautiful tombs with wonderful wall paintings. A great historical sight.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

The tombs of the chef of the construction works was brilliant. Unfortunately they do not generally allow photos nor bring a guide but I got an exception. The colors of the images are just spectacular.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Once again I was surprised to see this place practically deserted despite having featured recently in a tv series with the wonderful Joanne Fletcher. It was far more interesting for me to see the homes, temples and tombs that these people built for themselves than the work they did for their royal employers

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