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Abusir: The Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun

Miroslav Verner


At the center of the world-famous pyramid field of the Memphite necropolis lies a group of pyramids, temples, and tombs named after the nearby village of Abusir. Long overshadowed by the more familiar pyramids at Giza and Saqqara, this area has nonetheless been the site, for the last fifty years, of an extensive operation to discover its past. This thoroughly updated in-depth book documents the uncovering by a dedicated team of Czech archaeologists of a hitherto neglected wealth of ancient remains dating from the Old Kingdom to the Late Period. This is Abusir, realm of Osiris, God of the dead, ... More

Keywords: temples, necropolis, pyramids, tombs, Abusir, ancient remains, Osiris, archaeology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9789774167904
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774167904.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miroslav Verner, author
Czech Institute of Egyptology, Charles University