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  • 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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Private Tour: Luxor West Bank, Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple, Luxor, null
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Private Tour: Luxor West Bank, Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple

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Tour the most famous sites on Luxor's West Bank in the company of an expert private guide. You'll step back into Egypt's ancient history at the Valley of the ...  Read more

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

From USD $54.00
Full Day Tour to Best Monuments of Luxor's West Bank, Luxor, Private Sightseeing Tours
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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
Private Tour: Valley of the Nobles and Valley of the Artisans - Deir el-Medina from Luxor, Luxor, ... 
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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
Private Day Tour to Luxor by Car from Hurghada, Hurghada, Private Sightseeing Tours
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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 Day Tour to the Valley of the Queens Workers Valley and Habu Temple, Luxor, Day Trips
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Private Day Tour to the Valley of the Queens Workers Valley and Habu Temple

Enjoy a professional guided Day Tour to the Valley of the Queens, Valley of the Workers and Habu Temple of King Ramses III. Includes pickup and drop off ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Full Private Day Trip: Valley of the Kings, Queens Hatshepsut Temple, Karnak Temple from Luxor, ... 
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Full Private Day Trip: Valley of the Kings, Queens Hatshepsut Temple, Karnak Temple from Luxor

Full day in Luxor Valley of the Kings, Queens 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
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West Bank Private Day Tour from Luxor

West Bank Private day tour from Luxor.

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: Flexible

From USD $75.00
Luxor Day Tour to Habu Temple Valley and Valley of the Queens, Luxor, Private Day Trips
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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
The Best of Luxor in 2 Days from Luxor, Luxor, Day Trips
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The Best of Luxor in 2 Days from Luxor

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Private 2 day tour to see the best monuments of the ancient East and West Bank in Luxor. These monuments include Valley of the Kings (Necropolis of Thebes), ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $135.00

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