Abusir : The Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun, Hardback Book

Abusir : The Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun Hardback

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At the center of the world-famous pyramid field of the Memphite necropolis lies a group of pyramids, temples, and tombs named after the nearby village of Abusir.

Long overshadowed by the more familiar pyramids at Giza and Saqqara, this area has nonetheless been the site, for the last fifty years, of an extensive operation to discover its past.This thoroughly updated in-depth study documents the uncovering by a dedicated team of Czech archaeologists of a hitherto neglected wealth of ancient remains dating from the Old Kingdom to the Late Period.

This is Abusir, realm of Osiris, God of the dead, and its story is one of both modern archaeology and the long-buried mysteries that it seeks to uncover.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 448 pages, 210 b&w; 25 color illus. and line drawings
  • Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
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  • Category: Egyptian archaeology / Egyptology
  • ISBN: 9789774167904

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