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Building tombs of the pharaohs.

Nowadays, it’s still common belief that army of slaves was involved in building the pharaohs’ tombs. In fact, early 20th-century filmography portrayed them working tirelessly under soundly whips.  Today, however, we are aware that was fortunately not the case.  The Egyptian Museum of Turin preserves some exceptional antiquities from Del El Medina, a village situated next to the Valley of the Kings.  One might wonder why the village was located…