Saqqara(redirected from Saqqarah)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Saqqara,ancient necropolis, Egypt: see SakkaraSakkara
, 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,
..... Click the link for more information. .
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.