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A typical use of empty tombs as an integral part of a house in Qurna. Usually, at the peak of the summer, it's the most pleasant part of the house, where people take refuge due to its cooler temperature. 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.