Dayr al-Madīnah

Local nameدير المدينة
LocationLuxor, Egypt

Deir el-Medina, or Dayr al-Madīnah, is an ancient Egyptian workmen's village which was home to the artisans who worked on the tombs in the Valley of the Kings during the 18th to 20th Dynasties of the New Kingdom of Egypt The settlement's ancient name was Set maat "The Place of Truth", and the workmen who lived there were called "Servants in the Place of Truth". During the Christian era, the temple of Hathor was converted into a church from which the Egyptian Arabic name Deir el-Medina is derived.At the time when the world's press was concentrating on Howard Carter's discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, a team led by Bernard Bruyère began to excavate the site.

This work has resulted in one of the most thoroughly documented accounts of community life in the ancient world that spans almost four hundred years.

Tags Archaeological Site
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deir_el-Medina

Address Egypt

Coordinates 25°43'42.28" N 32°36'3.681" E

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