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Deir el Medina: plan of town 

Plan and section of Deir el-Medina, the 18th Dynasty workers' town at El Amarna (after Petrie, 1891).

Deir El Medina was a large, walled town adjacent to the Temple and Palace complexes at El Amarna. Residents of the town, which was laid out in a grid plan, were largely the builders and and craftsmen who built the Royal temples and other edifaces.

The site was first excavated by Flinders Petrie and his co-workers in the 1890s. The colored area of houses shown in this plan was excavated and mapped in detail by Petrie.


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