Qurna Village
Qurna Village
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Fileta
Barcelona179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Don’t miss Hassan Fathy Museum located in this village. You’ll see the mud project of the only Egyptian architect that has won the Pritzker ( like a Nobel prize but of architecture). Very interesting
Written 19 March 2023
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DEK_29
Brisbane, Australia1,071 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It took two visits to Egypt ten years apart to see the difference in Qurna Village. Qurna was the place where workers for excavations in the valley lived. It was where the family that sold antiquities lived and it was built on ancient tombs. The people who lived there were moved to New Qurna village. there were still families living there on my first visit in 2010; so much has changed in ten years. Not much of the town remains.
Written 29 December 2020
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Ell Belllll
New York City, NY195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
There is not much left here anymore. Every building is just about abandoned. It can be seen from the road outside of the Valley of The Kings.
Written 17 February 2019
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DAVID L
Los Angeles, CA8,035 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
It was interesting to visit and learn about the storied history of the Qurna Villages - the Old & the New. We saw in while visiting each of the two Valleys - Kings & Queens.
Written 4 February 2019
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Ester
Swansea, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
By visiting some of the thumbs we passed abandoned homes. It was a bit strange to see that people lived on the top of these ancient treasures not too long ago.
Written 6 January 2019
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Sale1007
United Kingdom1,297 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
There was a problem at Qurn. It became apparent that not only were people living on top of pharaonic tombs, and in some cases inside them, but some villagers were looting tombs, which they could access beneath their homes by digging tunnels below them, and selling off any important artifacts they found. As soon as the Egyptian government became aware of what was taking the place, they started a plan to evict the villagers from their settlement. Although they started in the 1940s. it was finally, in 2006, that the government decided to take a more aggressive stance, and had the remaining villagers of Qurna evicted from their homes!
Many of the houses have since been flattened. This leaves the area accessible to archaelogists
Written 27 November 2018
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Andre
21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
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.
Written 13 November 2018
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peterlburn
London, UK7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
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.
Written 22 April 2018
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NevinTorky
Cairo, Egypt25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
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.
Written 15 April 2018
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858disgruntled
Bury St. Edmunds, UK18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
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).
Written 12 March 2018
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