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Deir el-Medina ( Western Thebes )

Settlement site in Wester Thebes, situated in a bay in the cliffs midway between the Ramesseum and Medinet Habu. The village of the Deir el Medina was inhabited by the workmen who built the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings between the early XVIIIth Dynasty and the late Ramesside Period. The village housed nearly 70 families resident in nine distinct district. The site  also incorporated the tombs of many of the workmen as well as a temple dedicated to various gods. which was founded in the reign of Amenhotep III and almost completely rebuilt in the reign of Ptolemy IV. Deir el-Medina was excavated by Ernesto Schiaparelli from 1905 to 1909 and by Bernard Bruyère between 1917 and 1947. Below full list of tombs on the necropolis of Deir el-Medina.
 

 

1   - Sennedjem, Royal Craftsman, time of Rameses II

          painting from tomb  

2   - Khabekhnet,
R
oyal Craftsman, time of Rameses II
3   - Pashedu (also tomb 326),
Royal Craftsman
, time of Rameses II

          painting from tomb  

4   - Qen (also tomb 337),
Royal Craftsman
, time of Rameses II
5   - Neferabet,
Royal Craftsman
, Ramesside
6   - Nebnefer or Neferhotep, both
Foremen in the Place of Truth, time of Horemheb to Rameses II
7   - Ramose (also tombs 212 and 250),
Royal Craftsman
, time of Rameses II
8   - Kha,
Architect of Amenhotep II,
Chief in the Great Place, time of Amenhotep II, Tuthmosis IV, Amenhotep III

        gilded inner coffin of Kha. Museo Egizio Turin    statuette of Kha    toilet box and vessels from TT8

9   -
Amenmose, Royal Craftsman, Charmer of Scorpions, XX Dynasty
10  - Kasa and  Penbuy,
both Royal Craftsman, time of Rameses II
210 - Raweben,
Servant in the Place of Truth, time of Ramesses II
211 - Paneb,
Servant of Pharaoh in the Place of Truth, XIX Dynasty
212 - Ramose (also tombs 7 and 250),
Scribe of the Place of Truth, time of Rameses II
213 - Penamun,
Scribe of the Place of Truth, time of Rameses II
214 - Khawi,
Scribe of the Place of Truth, time of Rameses II
215 - Amenemopet (also tomb 265),
Royal Scribe in the Place of Truthtime of Sety I and Ramesses II
216 - Neferhotep,
Foreman in the Place of the Truth, time of Rameses II and Seti II
217 - Ipuy,
Sculptor under Ramesses II,
Foreman in the Place of the Truth, time of Rameses II and  Seti II
218 -
Amenakhte and Iymway, Foreman in the Place of the Truth, time of Rameses II and Seti II
219 - Nebenmaat,
Foreman in the Place of the Truth, time of Rameses II and Seti II
220 - Khaemteri,
Foreman in the Place of the Truth, time of Rameses II and Seti II
250 - Ramose (also tombs 7 and 212),
Scribe of the Place of Truth, time of Rameses II
265 - Amenemopet (also tomb 215),
Scribe of the King, time of Sety I and Ramesses II
266 -
Amenakhte, Chief Craftsman of the Lord of the Two Lands in the Place of Truth on the West of Thebes. XIX Dynasty
267 - Hay,
Officer of Workmen in the Place of Truth, Fashioner of the Images of All the Gods in the House of GoldXX Dynasty
268 - Nebnakhte (family tomb),
Officer of Workmen in the Place of Truth, Fashioner of the Images of All the Gods in the House of GoldXX Dynasty
290 - Irinufer,
Officer of Workmen in the Place of Truth, Fashioner of the Images of all the Gods in the House of GoldXX Dynasty
291 - Nakhtmin (Nu),
Servant in the Great Place, Servant in the Place of Truth, Late XVIII Dynasty (Horemheb?)
292 -
Pashedu , Servant in the Place of Truth, time of Seti I and Rameses II  
298 - Baki (Unnefer),
Foreman in the Place of Truth, Servant of Pharaoh in the Place of Truth, XX Dynasty
299 -
I
nherkau (also tomb 359), Foreman of Pharaoh in the Place of Truth, time of Rameses III -Rameses IV
321 - Khaemopet, servant in the Place of Truth, time of Ramesses II
322 - Penshenabu,
Servant in the Place of Truth, time of Ramesses II
323 - Pashedu ,
Outline-Draughtsman in the Place of Truth and in the Temple of Sokar, time of Sety I
325 - Simen,
XVIII Dynasty  
326 - Pashedu (also tomb 3), XVIII
Dynasty  
327 - Turobay,
Servant in the Place of Truth, time of Ramesses II
328 - Hay,
Servant in the Place of Truth, XX Dynasty
329 - Mose and Ipy,
A Family Tomb of Servants in the Place of Truth, XX Dynasty
330 - Karo,
Servant in the Place of Truth, time of Ramesses II
335 -
Nakhtamon
, Servant in the Place of Truth, time of Rameses II - Merneptah.
336 -
Neferronpet, Servant in the Place of Truth, time of Rameses II - Merneptah.
337 - Nessskhons (Qen),
Servant in the Place of Truth, time of Rameses II - Merneptah, usurped in time of XXI-XXII Dynasty
338 - May,
Outline-Draughtsman of Amun, late XVIII Dynasty
339 -
Huy (Pashedu)
, Servant in the Place of Truth and Pashedu, Servant in the Place of Truth, Necropolis Stonemason of Amun in Karnak, time of Rameses II
340 - Amenemhat (also tomb 354),
Servant in the Place of Truth, early-mid XVIII Dynasty
354 - Amenemhat (also tomb 340),
  time of Amenhotep II - Tuthmosis IV
355 -
Amenpahapy, Servant in the Place of Truth, XX Dynasty

          Re as a cut attacking Apep

356 -
Amonemuia,
Servant in the Place of Truth, XX Dynasty
357 - Tutihermaktuf,
Servant in the Place of Truth, XX Dynasty
359 - Inherkau  (also tomb 299),
Foreman in the Place of Truth, time of Rameses III - Rameses IV
360 - Kaha,
Foreman in the Place of Truth, time of Rameses II
361 - Huy,
Main Carpenter in the Place of Truth, time of Seti I
 
 

Plan of the workmen's village at Deir el-Medina.

reconstructed map village of workmen

Tombs of workers on the cementery of Deir el-Medina

reconstructed pyramid belonging to one of the tombs in the workers cemetery

 

 

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