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Sakkara

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Saqqara

(säkä`rä), necropolis (burial place) of ancient MemphisMemphis
, ancient city of Egypt, capital of the Old Kingdom (c.3100–c.2258 B.C.), at the apex of the Nile delta and 12 mi (18 km) from Cairo. It was reputedly founded by Menes, the first king of united Egypt. Its god was Ptah.
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, Egypt, 3 mi (5 km) from the Nile and on the border of the Libyan desert. Djoser (Zoser) had his famous step-pyramid, a precursor of the familiar straight-sided pyramid, built there in the III dynasty, and on the grounds are many pyramids that date from the V and VI dynasties. The Serapeum, burial place of the Apis bulls, dates from the later period. The oldest dated papyrus (VI dynasty) was discovered there in 1893.
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Mi nombre se da por mi forma y el lugar en que me encuentro: la piramide escalonada de Sakkara.
While deviating from the romantic flavour of Victorian adventure fiction, The Picnic at Sakkara retained elements of imperial discourse, particularly its opposition between beneficent colonial authorities and ungrateful natives, an ideal binary for the Suez era.
Sites around the great pyramid at Giza, a Wonder of the Ancient World, the Sphinx and the cemetery at Sakkara have been nearly empty of tourists since a revolt started a month ago that ousted Hosni Mubarak, and now Egypt wants visitors to return.
Egypt's refined people were the ones who saved the museum from being looted," added Hawass, who admitted, however, that some archaeological sites in Sakkara, Giza have been looted.
The twin tomb chapel of Nebnefer and his son Mahu at Sakkara.
Package includes international coach class air from New York (JFK); private roundtrip airport transfers; internal coach-class flights in Egypt; four nights in Cairo at Swiss Inn Golf Pyramids; private Memphis, Sakkara, Pyramids and Sphinx tours; private Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Mosques tours; four-night Nile River Cruise from Luxor to Aswan aboard Movenpick Radamis I; all excursions while cruising; one night Cairo at Novotel Cairo Airport; entrance fees to sights as listed in itinerary; and nine breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners.
The itinerary includes international coach class air from New York (JFK); private roundtrip airport transfers; internal coach-class flights in Egypt; four nights in Cairo at Swiss Inn Golf Pyramids; private Memphis, Sakkara, Pyramids and Sphinx full-day tour; private Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Mosques full-day tour; four-night Nile River Cruise from Luxor to Aswan aboard Movenpick Radamis I; all excursions while cruising; one night in Cairo at Novotel Cairo Airport; entrance fees to sights as listed in itinerary; and nine breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners.
ARCHAEOLOGISTS in Egypt said yesterday they have discovered the largest known tomb in the ancient necropolis of Sakkara south of Cairo.
London, January 5 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has claimed to have discovered the largest known tomb in the ancient necropolis of Sakkara, to the south of Cairo in Egypt.
2600 Se erige la primera piramide escalonada en Sakkara.
80) o con las mazas claramente representadas con su enmangue en un bajorrelieve de la egipcia Tumba de Ti, en Sakkara, de la quinta dinastia (Zuber, 1956: 170).
The following day was dedicated to a guided tour with an Egyptologist to the Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara.