We didn, t stop,, but so many happy faces and waves and hello's. What lovely people. They made the journey memorable.
Architecture students apparently flock to New Qurna, especially those from France and Germany, to see the mud brick houses and mosque designed by the famous architect Hassan Fathy in (I think) the 1950s. We stopped for a look at the mosque and found that a family who live in a house in the same street welcome visitors (a tip is... More
Although most of the people have had to leave their homes in Qurna village, they have moved to new houses in New Qurna but although the buildings are better built, the toilets are still - 'holes i the ground' with a water pipe next to it.The people are lovely and no matter how poor they might be,and whatever they have,... More
This village is from one of Unesco protected sites. It was designed by well known Egyptian Architect Hassan Fathy and built together with the villagers by mud brick. This village was Fathy's lifetime dream; to build a village for the poor people with minimum cost but in line with their needs & requirements. It took him long to make this... More
This is so important as you have the residence designed for the artisoans who quarried and decorated the tombs of the kings, known to us as the Valley of the Kings. Their own family tombs were protected as they were framing the the village. Painted scenes and loving family members vary and merit your visits.
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