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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Tom
Maple Grove, MN1,884 contributions
Amazing colors in these small tombs
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
A very good insight into the living quarters of the workers
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
Really worth the trip
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, Egypt186 contributions
One of our Favorite Areas- Much more Relatable!
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
Very different view of ancient Egypt
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
Fascinating tombs artisans made for themselves
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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Vincent R.
Amersfoort, The Netherlands522 contributions
Arguably even better than the valley of the Kings or Queens
Oct 2019
Although this were 'just the Artisans', i remember the paintings in this graves being much more colourfull and beautiful than the ones in the valley of the Kings or the valley of the Queens. And this place isn't that touristic and crowded.
Written 29 December 2019
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GillyRick
London, UK16 contributions
Amazing tombs that brings you closer to another time
Oct 2019
If you don't have this on your itinerary make sure you plan this trip yourself.
Visit tombs of Roy, Shuroy, Ankerhka and the best by far Sennutem.

These are small but amazing and the colours are just wonderful.
A real glimpse into the life of the workers of Ancient Egypt.
Written 24 December 2019
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John L
Bluffton, SC552 contributions
Different Perspective
Nov 2019
We know about the tombs located in the Valley of the Kings outside Luxor, but what about those workers who build and decorated those tombs?
Here is where we find their tombs......obviously on a much different, smaller scale for the workers, but the interior is decorated as lavishly as some of the kings....did they do this for themselves as they expected to go to the same afterlife?
Glad that this was included on our excursion.
Written 15 December 2019
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Traveling_man58
Arlington, Texas75 contributions
Interesting Tour of Workers Homes/Tombs
Nov 2019
We visited a few of the tombs related to the higher ups in the building process for the tombs of the kings. Also saw a nice tomb of one of the nobles to Amenhotep III. Nice visit but I wouldn't spend a lot of time there.
Written 10 December 2019
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