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Description of EgyptNotes and Views in Egypt and Nubia$
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Edward William Lane

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9789774245251

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.001.0001

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The Pyramids of Abʼoo Seer, Sackʼckaʼrah, and Dahʼshooʼr, and the site, remains, &c., of the City of Memphis.

The Pyramids of Abʼoo Seer, Sackʼckaʼrah, and Dahʼshooʼr, and the site, remains, &c., of the City of Memphis.

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(p.199) Chapter XVI. The Pyramids of Abʼoo Seer, Sackʼckaʼrah, and Dahʼshooʼr, and the site, remains, &c., of the City of Memphis.
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Description of Egypt
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Jason Thompson

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0017

This chapter describes the author's journey from the pyramids of El-Gee'zeh to a tomb between Ab'oo Seer and Sack'cka'rah. It gives an overview of the pyramids of Ab'oo Seer and Sack'cka'rah. It describes the principal pyramids of Saek'eka'rah, other smaller pyramids and catacombs around them. Nearly halfway between the pyramids of Sack'cka'rah and those of Ab'oo Seer are the extensive Catacombs of Birds. In the side of the elevated rocky tract upon which the principal pyramid of Sack'cka'rah and others are situated, facing the plain of Memphis, are several large grottoes near the southern Pyramids of Sack'cka'rah. This chapter gives a brief account of these pyramids. Furthermore, it describes the Pyramids of Dah'shoo'r, which are four in number: two constructed of stone; and two of crude brick. The remains of the city of Memphis are so inconsiderable, that even the site of this famed metropolis of Egypt has been a subject of dispute.

Keywords:   El-Gee'zeh, Ab'oo Seer, Sack'cka'rah, catacombs, Memphis

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