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

4.7
Delve into the daily lives of ancient Egyptians on a tour of Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), the ruins of a settlement that thrived between 1550 and 1080 BCE. A World Heritage Site, the ancient ruins paint a picture of a community of workers, who manufactured the imperial tombs of the adjoining valleys. Explore the ruins to see the artisans' living quarters, tombs, and artworks that grace the remaining walls. Take a guided tour of the area for a better insight into the rich and vibrant history of the ancient settlement. Add Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) and other attractions to your Luxor trip itinerary using our Luxor online day trip planner.
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  • 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...  more »
  • Is a completely different presentation of ancient Egyptian life both in the workers dwellings and the beautifully illustrated tombs.  more »
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  • Yes. Yes. Yes. It is something different than the huge tempels and tombs from Valley of the Kings. But it's a good idea to visit it. First of all it gives you a bigger picture. You get some inf. about more common people than the kings. Secondly those small tombs are still amazing. Therefore it is a good choice on the east bank.
  • Visiting the workers tombs was one of my favorite sites. Their freedom of artistic expression was unique & forever embedded in my mind. Trully inspiring.
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