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ancient necropolis, Egypt: see SakkaraSakkara
or Saqqara
, necropolis (burial place) of ancient Memphis, 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,
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a village in the Arab Republic of Egypt, in Lower Egypt. Population, 12,700 (1966). A necropolis of ancient Memphis is located near Saqqara. The most important of the funeral complexes of the pharaohs of the first through sixth dynasties is the 60-m high stepped pyramid of the pharaoh Zoser, built by the architect Imhotep in the 28th century B.C. The remains of the structures surrounding the pyramid are also important.

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The tomb was found in a buried ridge at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara. It was untouched and unlooted, Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters at the site.
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This volume represents an outstanding study of the mortuary complex of the Second Dynasty ruler Ninetjer at Saqqara. It provides a detailed and systematic presentation of the architectural and archaeological evidence associated with the structure as well as thoughtful consideration of the various components of the tomb and the significance of its plan in terms of the development of afterlife beliefs.
Saqqara is the cemetery of the former city of Memphis.
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He also thanked Al Saqqara villagers for their co-operation and compliance with the SCE directives.
Saqqara is part of the huge cemetery associated with the city of Memphis.
Summary: Antiquities Minister says burial in Saqqara confirms Memphis remained important in New Kingdom, after capital shifted to Luxor.
"The discovery of this tomb marks the beginning of a new era in the history of the sepulchres at Abu Sir and Saqqara," Mr Ibrahim enthused.
Tresors inegales Le gouverneur de Guiza a indique que la ville regorge des tresors sans egal a travers le monde, illustrant le progres et la civilisation de l'Egypte antique, dont les pyramides, le sphinx, les pyramides de Mastaba et de Saqqara, des temples et les oasis.