Lectures, videos and programmes
on Deir el-Medina
Rock shrine
The page was last modified on March 1st 2017
Below is a list of academic lectures and good quality programmes and videos dealing with the
various aspects relating to the archaeological site of Deir el-Medina:

- The evolving portrait of Deir el-Medina by Prof. Cédric Gobeil, 10th February 2017, The Egypt
Exploration Society. Published on 17 Feb 2017. The EES would like to thank the Institute of
Archaeology, UCL for hosting the lecture and Braun Arts for providing their filming services for the

- The Immortal Egypt with Dr. Joann Fletcher - Episode 3 - Zenith BBC Documentary - Published on
18 Jan 2016
In the third episode, Joann explores the magnificent Colossi of Memnon, built under Egypt's greatest
pharaoh - Amenhotep III. Joann explores the dizzying heights of Egypt's civilisation and the lives of the
workers and artisans caught up in Egypt's most ambitious building project: the Valley of the Kings. But
this golden age is threatened by the growing power of Karnak's priests. When Amenhotep's successors
Akhenaten and Nefertiti strike back at the priests with a religious rebellion, it is their son Tutankhamen
who tries to rectify it. By finding clues in Tutankhamen's treasure, Joann reveals how his early death
was a chance for Egypt to start afresh and rewrite history. With the country restored to its former
glory, Egypt's fate lay in the hands of Theban priest kings. Joann retraces their final act of desecration
- decades of state-sanctioned looting of the Valley of the Kings. This lays Egypt bare, making way for a
new era of foreign invaders.

- Some preliminary thoughts on workmen’s marks in the Theban Necropolis - Prof. Daniel Soliman from
Leiden University. Museo Egizio, Turin, Italy, 12 December 2014. Published on 14 December 2014

- Latest discoveries at Deir El-Medina on the Centennial of the French concession by Prof. Cédric
, IFAO at Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino on September the 14th 2014

- Ancient Egypt Life and Death Part 1.-  Egyptologist Dr Joann Fletcher goes on a fascinating journey
in search of people like us - not the great Pharaohs but the ordinary people who built and populated this
incredible ancient civilization. Published on 27 Feb 2014

- Ancient Egypt Life and Death Part 2. - A compilation of short films made specially for schools based
on the BBC Two history series presented by Dr Joann Fletcher. Published on 26 Feb 2014

- The Private Lives Of The Pharaohs : Sex, Death And The Lotus - Full Documentary
Human History. Published on 1 Jun 2015. Secrets Of The Dead Catastrophe

- Turin Erotic Papyrus : Ancient Egypt Hidden Secrets

- Egyptian Journeys with Dan Cruickshank Episode 1: The Secrets of the Tomb Builders. Published on
14 Feb 2014
Episode 2: The Pharaoh Hunter. Published on 9 Apr 2014
Episode 3: The Rebel Pharaoh. Published on 17 Dec 2015
Episode 4: Building for Eternity. Published on 18 Dec 2015
Episode 5: Pharaohs Wives. Published on 18 Dec 2015
Episode 6: The Mysterious End of Egypt. Published on 18 Dec 2015

- Jane Akshar: Hidden Luxor - Deir el Medina Workman's Village: Module 8

- John Romer - Ancient Lives Part 1 of 4. How did ordinary Egyptians live in the time of the pharaohs?
Renowned British Egyptologist John Romer explores the ruins of an ancient village just outside Thebes,
where generations of craftsmen and artists built and decorated royal tombs. There, relics reveal the
most intimate details of the people's daily lives: their meals, their loves, their quarrels, and even their
dreams. Published on 18 Oct 2013
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4