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Workers' Village
Introduction

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Workers' Village. Ptolemaic Temple

Ptolemaic Temple, Workers' Village, Luxor, Egypt


Ptolemaic Temple, Workers' Village, Luxor, Egypt


The Ptolemaic temple to the north of the Workers' Village is more interesting than its small size would indicate. The most important fact with the temple is that it was built by the workmen from the royal tombs and great temples, but this time they built it for themselves. Most parts of it resemble the great temples, but many places shortcuts have been chosen, and reliefs are sometimes crude in execution.
Another interesting fact is the outside walls, mainly made from mudbrick. At a distance this structure looks like anything but a temple. Inside the walls, the real temple reveals itself, dramatically smaller than you would expect.
During Christian times, the temple was converted into a monastery. From this the present name comes, Deir el-Medina means Monastery of the Town.
Ptolemaic Temple, Workers' Village, Luxor, Egypt



By Tore Kjeilen