Deir el-Medina

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by anagh
published on 10 July 2017

The site of Deir el-Medina, a worker's village for artists and masons who built the royal tombs in the nearby Valley of the Kings, Egypt. The village was in continuous use from the time of Thutmose I (1520-1492 BCE) until the collapse of the New Kingdom in c. 1069 BCE.

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