Shunet ez Zebib
Shunet ez Zebib is a large mudbrick structure located in Abydos, Egypt, at and dates from the 27th century BC. It was built by King Khasekhemwy, and is similar to the smaller structure Khasekhemwy built at Nekhen.The mud-brick walls are still preserved up to a height of about 10–11 meters and the overall area measured about 124 meters long and 56 meters wide.
At this site there may also be evidence for two chapels, benches, incense and beer jars.
Surrounding the structure are the foundations and remains of other similar structures built by earlier rulers.
- Günter Dreyer, Ulrich Hartung, Thomas Hikade, Eva Christina Köhler, Vera Mutter,Frauke Pumpenmeier. Umm el-Qa'ab, Nachuntersuchungen im frühzeitlichen Königsfriedhof, 9./10. Vorbericht, MDAIK 54, 1998
- Petrie, W.M. Flinders The Royal Tombs of the Earliest Dynasties. Part II. London, 1901
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