Dier el Medina

Click this picture on the left to see another artist's recreation if the village.
Look at the different activities the people of the village could have been  engaged in when the men weren't away working on the tombs.

  1. Using the information on this site, http://www.ancient-egypt.co.uk/Deir%20el%20Medina/pages/deir_el_medina_hathor.htm
  write out and complete the following sentences:
 
a) Dier el Medina is located....

b) The records left by the tomb workers and their families span (last for)...

c) Write out the dates for the New Kingdom Period in Ancient Egypt, and list the Pharaohs that reigned during this period.

d) The community of workmen constructed...

e) On the north side of the village, the pharaoh Amenhotep III built...

f) A later pharaoh, Sety I built for the villagers of Dier el Medina a.....

g) On another temple to the north of the village is a temple dedicated to the God Hathor, and it is fronted by a staircase built by...

h) In one of the sanctuaries of the temple, there can be seen a bass-relief scene of the Osiride ....

2. a) Skim read through this site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deir_el-Medina
 
   b) Read more closely the sections - 'Village life' and 'Women and village life', and then draw up a brief point-form chart comparing the 'Rights and Work Responsibilities' of men and women in Dier el Medina.


c) Write out the following in point-form notes in your folder:


"
Hathor was clearly popular with the villages of Deir el Medina.  Many of the women had the title "Songstress of Hathor" and there were a number of chapels dedicated to her in the village.  Sety I built a temple to her, as did his son Ramses II."

(http://www.ancient-egypt.co.uk/Deir%20el%20Medina/pages/deir_el_medina_hathor.htm)

3. Google image search and paste in your folder a photo of:

a) a stone image of pharaoh Amenhotep III
b) the mummy of the pharaoh Sety 1 (Seti 1) 
c) the Temple of Ramses II

Now go to this page: The Workers' Tombs

 


A closer view of houses in the town as they survive today...

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