Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)

Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), Luxor

Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)

Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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Musicians Mum
175 contributions
Apr. 2022
These tombs were created by the men who worked on the tombs of the kings during their free time.Why?Because they lived secluded in the village (the ruins are visible),unable to travel in case the locations of the kings tombs were inadvertantly discovered!
Unlike the kings tombs,these tombs show visions of the afterlife and also parts of daily life.They are much smaller but well worth visit.
These artisans were able to read and write heiraglyphs as well as design ,paint,excavate,carve and would pass on their skils through the generations.
Visited this as an add on to a small group tour from UK.
Did not have time to investigate the ruins of the actual village so not sure if you are allowed in there or just have to view from the pathway.
Written 22 April 2022
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,331 contributions
Dec. 2021
If given a chance explore this less frequented area of Deir el Medina. Well preserved and beautifully decorated.
Written 9 February 2022
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Michael W
Redding, CT947 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Friends
We weren’t expecting too much from this visit as it was just the last stop on our ‘in depth West Bank of the Nile’ tour. However, it turned out to be a highlight of the day. The ‘workers’ village’ covered a large area but the two tombs just above it were such a pleasant surprise. These are tombs of viziers etc but are amazingly decorated and in incredible condition, in view of them being over 3000 years old.
Written 31 January 2022
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ravichandra108
Hyderabad District, India236 contributions
Dec. 2021
Sometimes, we read that the Pharaohs got things built by slaves. But Deir el-Medina will show it to be otherwise. There are tombs of the artisans here. Of course those of the Kings have carvings, while in the tombs of the artisans, we see only paintings.
Written 25 December 2021
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Tom
Maple Grove, MN1,893 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
The City of the Workers. Small pyramids calling workers' tombs. A road through the village representing the Nile River. Well preserved runs of the houses. Absolutely amazing colors in several of the small tombs. Must see!
Written 14 October 2021
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Hamayon M
Hopkinton, MA68 contributions
Feb. 2020
If you are only in Luxor for a day, you need to take the whole day tour of Valley of Kings, Karnak, Luxor temples and Temple of Queen Hatshupsut. If you have extra time, then consider Valley of Queens, Valley of Artisans and the Temple of Madinet Habu.

Valley of Artisan is a very informative tour of the living quarters of the the workers who worked on these temples.
Written 2 March 2020
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Lesley W
31 contributions
Feb. 2020
Much less crazy than the valley of the kings and jut as much to see. This is where the people who built tans decorated the famous tombs lived. It’s an amazing perspective and well worth the visit.
Written 1 March 2020
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TTOverseas
Cairo, Egypt206 contributions
Jan. 2020
Wine, animals, food, men, women, kids, etc- the designs and decorations the tomb builders chose for themselves were fare more relatable that the complex gods goddesses and processes depicted in the tombs they were responsible for building.

We loved this area! A must see that very much feels off the beaten train- the kids loved climbing in and out of the tombs (as did I...) and the adventure is rewarded with brilliantly colored rooms. Further, there is lots of area to wander aroud and try to imagine this area as a bustling "city" of workers.

Included in the Luxor Pass- so no waiting. Make time- a must see!
Written 8 February 2020
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John K
Perth, Australia252 contributions
Nov. 2019
Is a completely different presentation of ancient Egyptian life both in the workers dwellings and the beautifully illustrated tombs.
Written 16 January 2020
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budlepage
Berlin, Germany31 contributions
Jan. 2020
For a quieter experience to see ancient Egyptian tombs, you would do well to consider the Diet el Medina site in the west bank. The walls are beautifully decorated with scenes of daily life and the paint colors are still vivid. Well worth your time.
Written 14 January 2020
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