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  • Address: Egypt
  • Hours: Open daily. Summer: 6am - 6pm, Winter: 6am - 5pm
  • Admission: 30 L.E.

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Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)

Creating the Valley of the Kings was no simple undertaking: a small army of builders, engineers, engravers and other workers was required to carve the dozens of tombs out of sheer rock over the centuries.

Naturally they all had to be housed somewhere, ideally not too far away. But it was only with the discovery Valley of the Artisans (or Deir el-Medina), around the time of the opening of Tutankhamun’s tomb, that we learnt more about their living conditions.

The outlines of the “workmen’s village” are still clearly visible, and extant reliefs offer a fascinating portrait of everyday life. All of this makes the Valley of the Artisans a pleasant change after countless monuments glorifying the pharaohs and their morbid fixation on the afterlife.

Practical Info

The Valley of the Artisans is beyond the floodplain on the Right Bank of the Nile. It is within reach of the Memorial Temple of Hatshepsut, Valley of the Queens and Valley of the Kings.

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Full Day Tour in Luxor: Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Karnak and Luxor temples, Colossi ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full Day Tour in Luxor: Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Karnak and Luxor temples, Colossi of Memnon

Full day in Luxor Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Karnak and Luxor temples, along with the Colossi of Memnon.

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $107.00
West Bank Private Day Tour from Luxor, Luxor, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

West Bank Private Day Tour from Luxor

West Bank Private day tour from Luxor.

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: Flexible

From USD $75.00
Private Day Tour to Luxor by Car from Hurghada, Hurghada, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Day Tour to Luxor by Car from Hurghada

Private day tour to Luxor by car from Hurghada.

Location: Hurghada, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $182.00
Private Tour: Valley of the Nobles and Valley of the Artisans - Deir el-Medina from Luxor, Luxor, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Valley of the Nobles and Valley of the Artisans - Deir el-Medina from Luxor

Guided private tour to see the Valley of the Nobles and Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) in the West Bank of Luxor. You will be guided by a licensed ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.00
Luxor Day Tour to Habu Temple Valley and Valley of the Queens, Luxor, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Luxor Day Tour to Habu Temple Valley and Valley of the Queens

Experience a half day tour to Luxor visiting Habu Temple, Valley of the Worker and Valley of The Queens. Includes pickup and drop off transfers, entry fees, ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Full Day Tour to Best Monuments of Luxor's West Bank, Luxor, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Full Day Tour to Best Monuments of Luxor's West Bank

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Full private day tour to see the best monuments of the ancient West Bank in Luxor. These monuments include Valley of the Kings (Necropolis of Thebes), Temple ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.50
Day Tour to Luxors Tombs and Funerary Temples, Luxor, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Day Tour to Luxors Tombs and Funerary Temples

Enjoy this rich tour around Thebes marvelous 4000 year old monument. This is a full day tour around the West Bank Tombs and Temples (the Valley of the Kings, ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: Flexible

From USD $150.00

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