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a symbolic tomb erected in honor of a dead person whose remains lie elsewhere

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Saqqara
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Saqqara lies about 35 kilometers or 22 miles south- west of Giza. Here are pyramid complexes of famous kings of the Third, Fifth, and Sixth Dynasties, as well as mastaba-tombs of the high officials. These mastaba-tombs are decorated with marvelous scenes of the daily life in the Old Kingdom.

Tombs or cenotaphs of kings of the Early Dynastic era are also located at Saqqara.

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Pharaonic

Style:

New Kingdom
  Third Intermediate Period
  Late Period
  Old Kingdom
  Early Dynastic Period
  Greco-Roman
Type Type

Type:

Necropolis
Map Map

Location: 

Giza

Constructed: 

Governorate of Giza (including Memphis)
Timeline Timeline

Constructed: 

3000 BC
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Topics:

Arts and Crafts
Architecture
Paintings and Relief
Sculpture
Government
Leaders
Society and Culture
Religion and Spirituality
Beliefs
Tombs
Sites & Museums Sites & Museums
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Statue of the Priest Kaemked
Statue of the Priest Kaemked

Statue of King Djoser
Statue of King Djoser

Statue of Sheikh el-Balad Representing Ka-aper
Statue of Sheikh el-Balad Representing Ka-aper

King Teti
King Teti

Psammetik
Psammetik

Userkaf
Userkaf

Head of a Woman, Probably a Wig Support
Head of a Woman, Probably a Wig Support

The Seated Scribe
The Seated Scribe

Relief of Boatmen Jousting
Relief of Boatmen Jousting

Statue of Hathor Protecting Psammetik
Statue of Hathor Protecting Psammetik

Relief from the Mastaba of Kaemrehu
Relief from the Mastaba of Kaemrehu

Schist Statue of God Osiris
Schist Statue of God Osiris

Step Pyramid Complex
Step Pyramid Complex

Relief of Entertainment Scene
Relief of Entertainment Scene

Seated Statue of the Goddess Isis
Seated Statue of the Goddess Isis

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