Deir el-Medina

Deir el-Medina, or Dayr al-Madīnah, is an ancient Egyptian workmen's village which was home to the artisans who worked on the tombs in the during the 18th to 20th Dynasties of the New Kingdom of Egypt The settlement's ancient name was Set maat "The Place of Truth", and the workmen who lived there were called "Servants in the Place of Truth".

Notable Places in the Area

The is an archaeological locality in the hills immediately behind the of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Tourist attraction
The is a site in , where the wives of pharaohs were buried in ancient times. is situated 1 km west of Deir el-Medina. Photo: Zureks, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Tourist attraction
The is the memorial temple of Pharaoh Ramesses II. is situated 1 km east of Deir el-Medina. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.

Tourist attraction
Deir el-Bahari or Dayr al-Bahri is a complex of mortuary temples and tombs located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of , . is situated 1¼ km northeast of Deir el-Medina. Photo: Nowic, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

The of in is also the gateway to the amazing , and… Photo: MatthiasKabel, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a necropolis near on the West Bank at , . Photo: RolandUnger, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a city in and the capital of . Photo: Blalonde, Public domain.

Deir el-Medina

25.7283° or 25° 43' 42" north
32.6013° or 32° 36' 4.6" east
Open Location Code
109 metres (358 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
way 89828313
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Arabic: دير المدينة
  • Basque: Deir el-Medina
  • Belarusian: Дэйр эль-Медына
  • Catalan: Dayr al-Madīna
  • Catalan: Deir al-Madinah
  • Catalan: Deir al-Medinah
  • Catalan: Deir el-Medina
  • Catalan: Deir el Medina
  • Catalan: Necròpolis Deir al-Madinah
  • Catalan: Necròpolis de Deir al-Madinah
  • Catalan: Necròpolis de deir al Madinah
  • Catalan: Necròpolis deir al Madinah
  • Cebuano: Deir el-Medina
  • Chinese: 德尔麦地那
  • Chinese: 德爾麥地那
  • Czech: Dér el-Medína
  • Danish: Deir el-Medina
  • Danish: Deir el Medina
  • Dutch: Deir el-Medina
  • Dutch: Deir el-Medineh
  • Egyptian Arabic: دير المدينة
  • Egyptian Arabic: دير المدينه
  • English: Dayr al-Madīnah
  • English: Set Maat
  • Esperanto: Deir el-Medina
  • Finnish: Deir El Medina
  • French: Deir al-Médîna
  • French: Deir el-Médineh
  • French: Deïr el-Médina
  • Galician: Deir el-Medina
  • German: Dair al-Madīna
  • German: Deir el-Madīna
  • German: Deir el-Medina
  • German: Deir el-Medine
  • German: Deir el-Medineh
  • Greek: Deir el-Medina
  • Greek: Ντέιρ ελ-Μεντίνα
  • Hebrew: דיר אל-מדינה
  • Hebrew: דיר אל מדינה
  • Hindi: देइर अल-मदीना
  • Hungarian: Dejr el-Medina
  • Hungarian: Szet Maat
  • Indonesian: Deir el-Medina
  • Italian: Deir el-Medina
  • Japanese: デイル・エル・メディーナ
  • Japanese: デイル・エル=メディナ
  • Japanese: デール・エル・メディーナ
  • Latin: Deir el-Medina
  • Lithuanian: Deir el Medina
  • Norwegian: Deir-el-Medineh
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Deir-al-Madinah
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Deir-el-Medineh
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Deir al-Madinah
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Deir el-Medina
  • Polish: Deir el-Medina - Starożytna Wioska Budowniczych Piramid
  • Polish: Deir el-Medina
  • Portuguese: Deir Almedina
  • Portuguese: Deir el-Medina
  • Portuguese: Deir el Medina
  • Russian: Дейр-эль-Медина
  • Russian: Дейр-эль-Мединэ
  • Russian: Дейр эль-Медина
  • Russian: Дейр эль-Мединэ
  • Russian: Сет-Маат
  • Serbian: Деир ел Медина
  • Slovenian: Deir el-Medina
  • Spanish: Deir el-Medina
  • Spanish: Deir el Medina
  • Spanish: Lugar de la Verdad
  • Spanish: Set Maat
  • Swedish: Deir-el-Medineh
  • Swedish: Deir al-Madinah
  • Swedish: Deir el-Medineh
  • Swedish: Deir el Medina
  • Tamil: தேர் அல்-மதினா
  • Turkish: Set Maat
  • Ukrainian: Дейр-ель-Медіна
  • The Worker's Village

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