Research of Polish Archaeologists in Saqqara
The book presents the discoveries made by the Polish archaeological mission in Saqqara, the central part of the largest ancient Egyptian royal necropolis. The area adjacent to the Pyramid of King Djoser on the monument’s west side, so far neglected by archaeologists, turned out to be an important burial place of the Egyptian nobility from two periods of Pharaonic history: the Old Kingdom (the late third millennium BC) and the Ptolemaic Period (the late first millennium BC). The earlier, lower cemetery yielded rock-hewn tombs with splendid wall decoration in relief and painting. The book also describes methods of conservation applied to the discovered artefacts and episodes from the mission’s life.
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The Publication is funded by Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the
Republic of Poland as a part of the National Programme for the Development of
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The cover Illustration courtesy for Karol Jan Myśliwiec.
ISSN 2196-9779 ∙ ISBN 978-3-631-81812-1 (Print)
E-ISBN 978-3-631-82059-9 (E-PDF) ∙ E-ISBN 978-3-631-82060-5 (EPUB)
E-ISBN 978-3-631-82061-2 (MOBI) ∙ DOI 10.3726/b16883
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