Watering Deir el-Medina

Deir el-Medina, Photo: Steve Cameron, Creative Commons

This is the paper I wrote for Archaeology B, describing how the Egyptian New Kingdom workers’ village of Deir el-Medina, the desert home of the men who built the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, was provided with water. Basically, it was all carried in on donkey back (although an attempt was made to dig a well):

Watering Deir el-Medina

 

 

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