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AbusirThe Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun$
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Miroslav Verner

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9789774167904

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774167904.001.0001

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South Abusir

South Abusir

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Miroslav Verner

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter focuses on South Abusir, the southern section of the Czech archaeological concession in the Memphite necropolis. It first describes the Valley of Abusir, which is supposed to have been the easiest access way to the Saqqara cemetery, and how the North Saqqara escarpment and the Lake of Abusir not only dominated but also helped shape the archaeological landscape of South Abusir. It then looks at the Lake of Abusir and its surroundings in the Early Dynastic Period and Old Kingdom, along with the mastabas of Fifth Dynasty officials such as Kaaper and Neferinpu. It also discusses tombs found in South Abusir, including the tomb of Fetekti, the tomb of Meryheryshefpepy, and the tomb complex of Qar.

Keywords:   tombs, South Abusir, Memphite necropolis, Valley of Abusir, Saqqara cemetery, Lake of Abusir, Old Kingdom, mastabas, Fetekti, Qar

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