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Summary

Ancient Workmen's village.

Class:

  • City
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Waset - Thebes

Ancient Egyptian city - its ruins lie within modern Luxor.

Turin Papyrus Map, Deir el-Medina

Ancient Egyptian map

Temple of Tuthmosis III - Medinet Habu

Thutmosis or Tuthmosis III, Thothmes - 18th dynasty

Mortuary Temple of Tuthomosis III - Deir el Bahari

New Kingdom mud brick temple. Thottmoese III.

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Dajr al Medina- "The Place of Truth" - settlement of the Egyptian workmen - Servants in the Place of Truth - building necropolis. The very first datable remains of the village belong to the reign of Thutmosis I (c. 1506–1493 BC).

See:

  1. Leonard H. Lesko eds., "Pharaoh’s Workers: How the Israelites Lived in Egypt", Cornell University Press,1994