In Egypt, near the Valley of the Kings, at the west of the ancient Thebes, Deir al-Medina is the village of the builders of the New Kingdom tombs. It was created under Amenhotep I and lasted about 500 years. He was surrounded by a fortified wall.
The Egyptians called it "Set Maat her imenty Waset" ie "The Place of Truth to the west of Thebes", abbreviated "Set-Maat" see "st-AAT" which also means "Great Place ". It had a shrine to the goddess Hathor and a cemetery where many graves were found: