Deir el-Medina 91608

Deir el-Medina 91608 - Deir el-Medina Sept. 16, 2008...

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Deir el-Medina Sept. 16, 2008 Village of the Craftsmen o Worked on the village of the kings o West of Thebes ( Thebes is located on the Nile) o In the beginning, workers were hand-picked by a King o 100 inhabitants plus children Founded by Tutmose I of the New Kingdom, ca 1500B.C. o 18 th dynasty Dosed community, isolated and walled Workers who tunneled and decorated tombs Police, slaves, launderers Houses, 3-4 rooms o o Plain, made of mudbrick o Single-storey Gods Cemetery Tomb Workers Workers tunneled and decorated tombs “hereditary tomb-builders” Specialized jobs: painters, plasters, sculptors, formen, scribes Had their own tombs Villagers Workers for the tomb builders “workers for the workmen” Gardeners, fishermen, potters, handymen Devout, religious, educated Town often run by women o Politicking, policing, schooling Paid in kind o Food, grain, vegetables, etc. Evidence
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