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Architecture for the Poor

New Qurna village where the so-called tomb robbers were resettled in the 1940s reflects the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

This was interesting as the homes are in many different stages of care. Some of the walls had... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Lynn W
Riverview, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New Qurna village where the so-called tomb robbers were resettled in the 1940s reflects the thinking of famous Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy. The superficial observer only sees traditional mud structures including a mosque and houses. Natural materials like adobe and mud were used to keep...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This was interesting as the homes are in many different stages of care. Some of the walls had beautiful murals. The colors and scenes where very nice

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Seems to be a compulsory stop when visiting Valley of the Kings. Explained to us by out tour guide as an opportunity to escape from the 50c heat, enjoy a complimentary cold drink and see how these hard working Egyptians make a living from the...More

Thank Ifachef
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Near the Valley of the Kings is the village of Qurna. It is known for excavating Alabaster and making beautiful Alabaster artifacts. Hard way to earn a living. It is interesting to observe the course of life in the village. We stayed for a short...More

1  Thank Asiyah Noemi K
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

You nearly have walking distance to the Valley of the Queen, Nobels, Common and King, it has ah beautiful view to the mountains, the fields of Luxor and offcourse the Memnon Colloses

1  Thank KariJ2
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Possibly one of the best holidays we have taken , so interesting excellent guides, very knowledgeable, clean accommodation , excellent transport facilities

Thank holidayexperiance
Reviewed 12 February 2017

There isn't much left but visiting this small village will give you an idea of what life was like may years ago.

1  Thank Travellifefully
Reviewed 14 January 2017

A trip to the West Bank Luxor should not be complete without visiting the old village if you get a chance visit a house and see how the locals live before they are all gone

Thank pharoah48
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is the place every taxi driver takes you after the ride completes from attractions on the West Bank. Alabaster artifacts are manufactures here and sold all over Egypt. If you do not want to buy, just avoid getting out of the car, If you...More

Thank ank4228
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Can be seen from the road, interesting that a lot of the houses have been demolished and the people moved so that further excavations can be made, very interesting insight to village life

Thank Robert C
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