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1 Deir el –Medina Place of Truth Life of the common man

2 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com2 Deir el- Medina Uncovered

3 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com3 Evidence Housing and decoration Temples and altars Tombs of the Kings Tombs of the villagers Ostraca Surviving literature, including Tale of Sinuhe

4 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com4 Deir el- Medina Founded by Amenhotep1, 18 th dynasty, during New Kingdom, ca 1525 B.C Tutmosis 1 (ca 1500B.C ) builds the first wall Located near the Valley of the Kings, west of Thebes, across the Nile

5 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com5 Location of Deir el-Medina

6 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com6 Tombs of the Kings-Thutmose 111

7 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com7 Community of Craftsmen In use for over 500 years Approximately 100 inhabitants plus children Known names include- Kha the architect -Ramose the scribe -Kenherkopershef the historian Workers for the tomb builders, but other workmen included gardners, fishermen, potters and handymen Specialized jobs included painters, plasterers, sculptors, foremen and scribes

8 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com8 Social Structure of Egypt

9 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com9 Organization of Workgangs Vizier Captains of the Village Chiefs of the Gangs-2 foremen Two deputies eldest sons of foremen Servants of the tomb-gang Scribe of the Tomb Guardians of the tomb Servants of the tomb-gang

10 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com10 Craftsmen of Egypt

11 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com11 Housing

12 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com12 Artists reconstruction of workmens houses

13 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com13 About 100 homes, were plain and made of mudbrick, mostly single storey The average family consisted of father, mother, and two to four children. Relatives who had fallen on hard times may have shared their flat, as may have, in the more affluent households, a small number of servants. The living space per person seems to have been between five and fifteen square metres. As the man was often away for the whole work week, the overcrowding was not quite as bad most of the time.

14 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com14 Furniture

15 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com15 Temples and Altars- The Temple of Hathor

16 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com16 Temples of the West Bank

17 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com17 Private Tombs

18 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com18 Tomb Entrance

19 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com19 Sennedjem’s Tomb

20 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com20 Tomb of Sennedjem Discovered in tact in 1886, it displayed the conventional funerary imagery, as well as Sennedjem and his wife in their daily life.

21 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com21 Tombs of the Foremen, Inerkhau and Pashedu

22 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com22 Ostraca Thousands of ostraka have been found They include letters, notes, records and evidence of daily life Most are written in hieratic, a short hand version of heiroglyphs

23 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com23 Ostraca showing orders for yarn and wood for a king’s tomb

24 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com24 Women of Deir el- Medina Thou shouldst not supervise they wife in her house, when thou knowest she is efficient. Do not say to her: 'Where is it? Fetch it for us!' when she has put it in the most useful place. Let thine eye have regard, while thou art silent, that thou mayest recognize her abilities."

25 10/11/2014Free Template from www.brainybetty.com25 Importance Of Deir el- Medina Evidence of the role of women Life of lower Class Egyptians Skill of different craftsmen Evidence of disputes and labour relations Significance Of religion To lower classes Literacy levels other than scribes Building techniques In the New Kingdom Recreation & Story telling

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