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In the Shadow of Djoser’s Pyramid

Research of Polish Archaeologists in Saqqara


Karol Jan Myśliwiec

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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Warsaw Studies in Classical Literature and Culture

Edited by Mikołaj Szymański

Vol.      1Maria Grazia Iodice / Mariusz Zagórski (eds.): Carminis Personae – Character in Roman Poetry. 2014.
Vol.      2Mieczysław Mejor / Katarzyna Jażdżewska / Anna Zajchowska (eds.): Glossae – Scholia – Commentarii. Studies on Commenting Texts in Antiquity and Middle Ages. 2014.
Vol.      3Małgorzata Budzowska / Jadwiga Czerwińska (eds.): Ancient Myths in the Making of Culture. 2014.
Vol.      4Julia Doroszewska: The Monstrous World. Corporeal Discourses in Phlegon of Tralles’ Mirabilia. 2016.
Vol.      5Juliusz Domański: Le texte comme présence. Contribution à l’histoire de la réflexion sur le texte et le livre. 2017.
Vol.      6Iwona Wieżel: Legein ta legómena. Herodotusʼ Stories as Natural Narrative. 2018.
Vol.      7Dariusz Brodka: Narses. Politik, Krieg und Historiographie. 2018.
Vol.      8Karol Jan Myśliwiec: In the Shadow of Djoser’s Pyramid. Research of Polish Archaeologists in Saqqara. Translated by Miłosława Stępień. 2020.

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