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The Forgotten Men of the Valey of the Kings
FRANCE, 2002, 52'
  by AGON - Tuesday, 3 January 2012

In Upper Egypt, at Deir el-Medine near Luxor, the traces of a village of 68 houses are hidden in the hollow of a gorge from the road leading to the gates of the Valley of the Kings… Despite their appearance, these ruins are of exceptional importance. They represent the rarest kind of vestiges of an Egyptian community at the time of the Pharaohs. Direct testimony of the ordinary life of Egyptians in the New Empire period. Kha, Sennedjem, Pached, Nakhtamon, Inerkhaoui, Amenakht, all these unknown figures lived here with their families, over 3.000 years ago.


Director: JEROME PRIEUR
Producer: INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'AUDIOVISUEL (INA)
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