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Architecture for the Poor

New Qurna village where the so-called tomb robbers were resettled in the 1940s reflects the... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Robert937
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Interesting

Seems to be a compulsory stop when visiting Valley of the Kings. Explained to us by out tour guide... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Ifachef
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's so sad that the whole village was destroyed. A very nice place with a very special atmosphere is lost forever. Today, there's nothing more than stone, sand and dust.

Thank andr_h294
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Imhotep alabaster Luxor is Where you should get the best alabaster and your gifts and there is a art gallery for collectors

Thank Imhotep A
Reviewed 22 April 2018

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.

Thank peterlburn
Reviewed 15 April 2018

People are so friendly and life is so basic. I did horse riding, i ate local bread. i talked with people, walked ... you will love it.

Thank NevinTorky
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Old Qurna was demolished and the people moved to New Qurna whether they liked it or not. For hundreds of years Old Qurna surrounded the tombs of the Nobles (and robbed them).

Thank 858doug
Reviewed 22 December 2017

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

1  Thank Robert937
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This was interesting as the homes are in many different stages of care. Some of the walls had beautiful murals. The colors and scenes where very nice

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 17 June 2017

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

Thank Ifachef
Reviewed 12 June 2017

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

1  Thank Asiyah Noemi K
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

You nearly have walking distance to the Valley of the Queen, Nobels, Common and King, it has ah beautiful view to the mountains, the fields of Luxor and offcourse the Memnon Colloses

1  Thank KariJ2
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