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Houses being demolished in Qurna. Several houses in this block belong to the famous El-Rassoul family. At the bottom of the excavation, underneath where houses once existed, an entrance to a tomb is visible. Qurna is located a few miles outside Luxor and is built in the Valley of the Nobles, a major archeological site. The Egyptian authorities are demolishing Qurna and moving its inhabitants to nearby New Qurna to make way for more tourist friendly developments.