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Deir el-Medina: necropolis

The necropolis at Deir el-Medina consisted of tombs cut  into the hillsides and cliff faces next to the village, near the temple complex.

The tomb entrances were marked by small pyramids, such as shown in fig.1. Within each entrance, at ground level, was a small mortuary chapel for the deceased. Their coffins were placed in tombs or burial chambers below, approached by tunnels.

Fig.1: View of necropolis at Deir el-Medina.

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