Deir el Medina (Valley of the Artisans)
Deir el-Medina is located about 1km from the Valley of the Queens on the West Bank in Luxor. The site makes for an interesting diversion from spending your time in the tombs of the West Bank. The settlement thrived from about 1550 to 1080 BC and its artisans worked on the tombs of the West Bank. Explore the living quarters, tombs and artwork which still adorn some of the walls. Archaeologists have uncovered about 70 houses.