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Private Tour: Valley of the Nobles and Valley of the Artisans - Deir el-Medina from Luxor
"In the morning your friendly guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor by an air-conditioned vehicle to first enjoy a fully guided tour to the Valley of the Nobles. Although very small in size these tombs include some of the most beautiful paintings of the Theban tombs. The preservation of colour remains astounding. Here you will visit the two most beautiful tombs: The Tomb of Nakht and the Tomb of Menna. Second you will visit the Valley of the Workers (Deir el-Medina). This is the place where the workmen of the royal tombs used to live. Here you will see the Temple of Deir el-Medina which was dedicated to the goddess Hathor. This is the only temple in all of Egypt where you can admire carvings of the Final Judgement. At every site you will get information from your Egyptologist tour guide and you will get free time to explore the an transport by air-conditioned vehicle all entrance fees for the mentioned sites
From $68.00
 
Private Day Tour to Luxor by Car from Hurghada
"You will meet your guide at your hotel in Hurghada before being transferred by vehicle for 3hours 30minute to Luxor City to start your full day tour. You will start your visit with the Valley of the Kings you will find the remarkable tombs of Egypt's anc their families and other Egyptian nobility. Afterwards you will head to the Valley of the Queens where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times. The valley is located near the better known Valley of the Kings on the west bank of the Nile across from Thebes (modern Luxor). This necropolis is said to hold more than seventy tombs many of which are stylish and lavishly decorated. Then you will head to the Colossi of Memnon for photo stop before you continue to the impressive Hatshepsut Temple dramatically located at the base of colossal cliffs. Wander through the UNESCO World Heritage site at Deir el-Medina where the tomb artisans from the Valley of the Kings lived. Afterwards you will head to the East bank where the breath taking temples of the East Bank Karnak and Luxor temples. After the tour you will return to Hurghada."
From $182.00
 
Luxor Day Tour to Habu Temple Valley and Valley of the Queens
"At 8:00 am you will be picked up from your Hotel or Nile Cruise in Luxor then you will be transferred by private a/c vehicle to the West Bank of the Nile where you will visit Medinat Habu. It is an archaeological locality situated near the foot of the Th Egypt. Although other structures are located within the area the location is today associated almost exclusively with the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III The temple some 150m long is of orthodox design and resembles closely the mortuary temple of Ramesses II (the Ramesseum).You will also be able to visit some other temples inside Habu Temple such as Temple of Amun dating to the 18th Dynasty built by Queen Hatshepsut and Thutmose III. It has undergone many alterations and modifications over the years. Then continue your day to Deir el Medina
From $75.00

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See where temple builders lived!

It is so weird that this is the first spot I saw in Egypt -- the Deir al-Medina. This is where the monument builders lived-- apparently, the workers and craftsmen led a good life. The layout of the...
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jumpingnorman
Jan 19, 2009

Artisan Temple: Part II

The relief artwork content and style inside the Artisan Temple emphasizes more mystical themes, and less formality than is found in either the Tombs of the Nobles or Royal Tombs. Smoke damage provides...
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atufft
Apr 07, 2006

Workers Tombs and Temple

The workers that built the great tombs of the Pharaohs lived in a village not far from the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Many tombs have been discovered here.The workers tombs at Deir...
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Andrew_W_K
Jul 05, 2009

Artisan Temple: Part I

At the far end of the little valley, just beyond the ruins of the worker homes, there is the Temple for the Artisans. At the time we visited in 1997, it was still being restored. The mud brick ruins...
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atufft
Apr 07, 2006

Artisan Village

Deir el-medina is the ruined township that was inhabited by workmen and is now known as the Artisan village.The village was founded by Tuthmose I and housed the many workers and craftsmen who built...
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catkin
May 25, 2004

Inherka's Tomb: Part II

These images are ofcourse affected by the flourescent light required to see them. I shot with roll film in those days, and I didn't have a color correcting filter. Oh well, those viewing these images...
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atufft
Apr 07, 2006

Deir El Medina - the Village of the tomb workers

Of course someone had to build the last home (the tombs) of the Pharao and the people who did so were not slaves as some thought but normal workers.They lived with their families in a Valley close to...
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Myndo
Dec 05, 2004

Sennedjem's Tomb (#1)

Sennedjen's one room tomb represents a high point in terms of color not only for Dier al Medina, but for all the West Bank, and for that matter all Egypt. The tombs of the servants and respected...
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atufft
Apr 07, 2006

Inherka's Tomb: Part I

Like Sennedjen's tomb, Inherka's tomb is filled with colorful life-like scenes. The emphasis here seems more on family and entertainment. The touching family portrait with Inherka's daughters is...
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atufft
Apr 07, 2006

Deir el-Medina village & tombs

The community at Deir el-Medina consisted once of the workers and craftsmen employed in the construction of the tombs of the King's Valley. There are a couple of tombs & house traces, very...
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Oana_bic
Feb 16, 2004

Valley of the Artisans

Deir el-Medina as it is known is where the workers from the royal tombs lived. There is the ruins of the village where they lived and some small tombs here. But if possible when visiting the West Bank...
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pmarshuk
May 25, 2003

Deir el-Medina & Workmen's Village

Deir el-Medina & Workmen's Village are open free of charge. This place has two interesting tombs with stunning decorated chambers. (Tombs no. 359 and NO.1). Worth visiting. Admission ticket for...
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Sambawalk
May 28, 2006
 
 
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Things to Do Near Deir el Medina

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Luxor Temple

The architecture is like a majority of the sites, beautiful beyond words. There's a church built above part of the temple. This was when the Nile River was higher and the site was considerably...
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Karnak Temple

Along with the Pyramids of Giza and the Valley of the Kings, this place is a real stunner. The architecture and the man made lake with clay pipes still being used is a marvel in engineering and...
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Temple of Hatshepsut

Located beneath massive cliffs near the west bank of the Nile, the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, also known as Deir el Bahri, is dedicated to Amon-Ra, the sun god. Hatshepsut, meaning 'foremost of...
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Valley of the Kings

This place is also well and truly on any visitors list when coming to Luxor. An enormous place full of various different sized tombs. Your entrance ticket grants you access to 3 and if you purchase...
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Colossi of Memnon

These two statues once stood at the entrance gate of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III, though very little of the temple behind them remains today. They were carved from two massive granite blocks,...
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The Souks or Market

the sights, the sounds, the smell, the haggling among buyers and seller...you'll be right in the front row seat watching all these happenings when you get to the inner portion of the market. go...go...
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