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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Saqqara, Desert, Egypten_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 2630-BCE-600 CE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date-2630-600en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-23T18:49:29Z
dc.date.available2013-04-23T18:49:29Z
dc.date.issued-2630-600en_US
dc.identifier209965en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 755en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/117990
dc.descriptionOverlooking the mastaba of Ti north to Abu Sir with pyramids of Sahure, Niuserre and Neferefre in background; Egyptian site on a desert plateau about 20 km south of Cairo and just west of the ancient city of Memphis, which flourished as a necropolis and religious centre in the Dynastic, Late and Greco-Roman periods. In the Coptic period it continued in use as a monastic centre. The necropolis of Saqqara, which stretches for almost 8 km, forms the centre of the Memphite necropolis; its site is dominated by the Step Pyramid of the 3rd Dynasty king Djoser [Djoser, Zoser, Netjerikhet, ca. 2630-ca. 2611 BCE, first ruler of the 3rd dynasty]. The monuments are divided into two groups, those of North Saqqara and those of South Saqqara. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/15/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumstoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectdeath or burialen_US
dc.subjectdeitiesen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectDjoser, King of Egypten_US
dc.subjectEgypt--Civilizationen_US
dc.subjectEgypt--Religionen_US
dc.subjectEgyptian (ancient)en_US
dc.titleSaqqara [site]en_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-EG-SQ-3-C3en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeexcavation (site)en_US
vra.worktypenecropolis (cemetery form)en_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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