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This is a deserted village on top of a lot of tombs , you are not allowed to wander about the deserted houses, however nearby are the tombs of the nobles (well worth a visit) and a very interesting mud built mosque.
New Qurna village where the so-called tomb robbers were resettled in the 1940s reflects the thinking of famous Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy. The superficial observer only sees traditional mud structures including a mosque and houses. Natural materials like adobe and mud were used to keep...More
Seems to be a compulsory stop when visiting Valley of the Kings. Explained to us by out tour guide as an opportunity to escape from the 50c heat, enjoy a complimentary cold drink and see how these hard working Egyptians make a living from the...More
Near the Valley of the Kings is the village of Qurna. It is known for excavating Alabaster and making beautiful Alabaster artifacts. Hard way to earn a living. It is interesting to observe the course of life in the village. We stayed for a short...More