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Deir el-Medina: section of houses in town (detail from plan)

Detailed plan of a section of houses in the 18th Dynasty workers' town at Deir el-Medina (after Petrie, 1891).

Deir El Medina was a large town adjacent to the Temple and Palace complexes at El Amarna. Residents of the town were largely builders and and craftsmen who had their own temples and social hierarchy, led by families of overseers.

This section of houses was excavated and mapped by Flinders Petrie.


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