Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)

Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)

Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)
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Co L
North Willoughby, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The village of Deir el Medina, home of the workers who built the royal tombs KV, and their tombs are well worth the visit. Being return visitors with reasonable knowledge we simply found a taxi driver, Asem, with good English who knew exactly where we wanted to go from the corniche in Luxor across to the West Bank. Negotiated a price that included waiting and then taking us on to some specific nobles tombs before returning us to our hotel. Much cheaper than a guide and private tour.
Written October 9, 2023
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Rachel548
Farmington Hills, MI
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
These tombs are very small but filled with such artistry. Very well preserved, they are worth a stop. Also, only a handful of visitors were here when we visited so you can take your time.
Written April 27, 2023
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Helenjen
Brisbane, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We're so glad we added a visit to these tombs to the better known Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Some of the tombs were fantastic, not as large but with decorations/images just as impressive and gave a better idea of everyday life back in this era.
Written April 12, 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The tombs of the artists who lived in this small village on the west bank and who worked in the tombs of the pharaos, are small but really beautiful. The paintings are very colorful and detailled, and very private. This is one of my favourite places in Luxor, and luckily it doesnt get so many visitors, so that often you are alone within a tomb.
Written October 22, 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 April 22, 2022
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
If given a chance explore this less frequented area of Deir el Medina. Well preserved and beautifully decorated.
Written February 9, 2022
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Michael W
Redding, CT
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 January 31, 2022
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ravichandra108
Hyderabad District, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 December 25, 2021
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Tom
Maple Grove, MN
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 October 14, 2021
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Hamayon M
Hopkinton, MA
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 March 2, 2020
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