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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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Facinating place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This exhibit deserves a private knowledgeable Egyptoligist guide to give you the history and impact on the period they were made.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

The tombs were particularly interesting in that they gave insight into the daily lives of the workers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Most tourists skip this or don't know about it. Be sure to visit Deir El Medina, as it has some of the best tombs in Thebes. This is where the artisans lived who worked right over the hill in the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. There are a couple tombs that are open and they are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Still the best kept secret of Luxor, an absolut must. I f you have limited time, make sure you go here at least. Much better than tombs of nobles, kings, or Queens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

The colours and the art work in this valley is amazing and shows the daily life of the local artists and is therefore very different to the tombs of the royals. Some of the remaining artwork that has been found is so bright and vivid. It was also here that we saw the unfinished work that shows very clearly the... More 

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