The Tomb Builders of the Pharaohs
This fascinating study brings to life the people who lived and died at Deir el-Medina over three thousand years ago--the workers who built the tombs of the pharaohs in the nearby Valley of the Kings. Dr. Bierbrier draws on the thousands of documents, letters, literary texts, and drawings found at the site to give an intimate glimpse of life in the village.
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Akhetaten Amenhotpe Amennakhte Amun Ankhnesneferibre appears BC Ptolemy BC Usermare British Museum built burial chamber Butehamun chapel chief workman coffins collection construction court death deceased Deir el-Bahri Deir el-Medina Department of Egyptian depicted draughtsman Egypt Egyptian Antiquities BM Eighteenth Dynasty excavations father foreman Paneb funerary equipment gang goddess gods Hathor Heria Horus Isis Khons Kings lady large number London Luxor Medinet Habu mortuary temple mud-brick mummy Museo Egizio named Naunakhte Nebnufer necropolis Neferabu Neferhotep Nile Nineteenth Dynasty ostraca ostracon painted papyrus Pharaoh Photo courtesy presumably Ptah Ptolemaic temple pyramid Queen Ramesses 11 Ramesses ix Ramesses xi Ramesside Ramose records reign of Ramesses royal tomb royal workmen ruler sarcophagus scribe Kenherkhepeshef Sennedjem servants Seth Seti Seti 11 shabtis stelae stone survived texts Theban area Thebes Thutmose tomb of Ramesses Turin Tutankhamun Twentieth Dynasty valley of Deir vizier walls west bank wife wooden work-force workers