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Deir el-Medina Otherwise known as the Artisan Village, Deir el-Medina is close to central Luxor and is the remains of an old Egyptian township that was previously inhabited by various craftsmen following its founding by Tuthmose I. The craftspeople who called this town home were responsible for decorating the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Little or nothing is left of the original town except the stone walls which ran its perimeter and marked out streets and houses. Attractions at Deir el-Medina include two tombs within the town, which house the remains of some of the workers and also contain some interesting wall paintings.