Memphite Necropolis

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The Memphite Necropolis is the ancient Egyptian burial ground for the city of Memphis. It includes the sites of Giza, Saqqara, and Dahshur. Most of the pyramids of the Old Kingdom were built here, along with many mastabas and other tombs.

Saqqara[edit]

Saqqara is the site of the first Egyptian pyramid, the Pyramid of Djoser.[1]

Dashar[edit]

The size of the necropolis is 2.5 by 6 kilometres, located about 30 kilometres south of Cairo.[2]

Contents of burials[edit]

Burials in the necropolis include the Apis bulls, falcons, ibises, baboons,[3][4][5] and boats.[6][7]

Image[edit]

Émile Prisse d'Avennes - plan view drawing of the necropolis of Memphis (pyramids of Giza)-gallicaa.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France-Brepols Publisher webpage (re-retrieved 11:02 01.10.11)

Current or recent archeological activities[edit]

The tomb of Nakht-Min at the Abusir-Memphite Necropolis (Kahled Daoud) [ Egypt Exploration Society ] [8]

An Exploratory Geophysical Survey at the Pyramid Complex of Senwosret III at Dahshur, Egypt, in Search of Boats from Copyright © 1999–2011 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All Rights Reserved retrieved 12:06GMT 1.10.11

research on constructions within Dashar necropolis since 2008 © 2011 Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (re-retrieved 12:18GMT 2.10.11)

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