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

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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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  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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