Saturday, November 21: In the evening, we visited Deir el Medina, the village of the artisans who were employed constructing and decorating the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings. In addition to the town, we visited several tombs (sorry, no pictures allowed inside!) and the nearby Ptolemaic temple. Here's a slide show of our visit:
Deir el Medina, towards the east
The tombs of the artisans and their pyramidal superstructures
Four Headed Ram in the Sanctuary of Amun-Sokar-Osiris within the Ptolemaic Temple
OI Splendors of the Nile is a photographic and textual complement to the Oriental Institute's Splendors of the Nile program escorted by Dr. Nadine Moeller.
This trip is a great introduction to Egypt and a treat for anyone who wants to see Egypt through the eyes of a Nile traveler. We will experience many of the famous landmarks of Egyptian history as well as exclusive site visits and on-site learning.
Oriental Institute Travel Programs provide exclusive visits and on-site learning privileges not enjoyed by other institutions and travel groups. Participants learn directly from some of the most eminent archaeologists and scholars in the world, at sites the OI has been excavating and researching for almost a century. For more information on Oriental Institute Travel Programs including future departures for 2010, visit the Travel Programs website or contact the OI Membership Office.