Deir el-Medina is one of the best preserved ancient settlements in the whole of Egypt. It is situated in a small secluded valley in the shadow of the Theban hills, on the west bank of the Nile, across from modern-day Luxor in Upper Egypt.
The location is unique for its unrivalled wealth of archaeological, artistic and textual evidence that has survived and from which we can reconstruct many aspects of the daily lives of its ancient inhabitants.
This web site documents the past and the present of this intriguing archaeological site, based on our own photographic material, that we and our colleagues and friends have captured during our visits to Egypt and to various museums that house objects originating from Deir el-Medina.
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