Monday, November 30, 2009

Deir el Medina

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

Barque of Sokar in the Ptolemaic Temple

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