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Abusir: The Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun

Abusir: The Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun
Miroslav Verner

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Description

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.

Author Info

Miroslav Verner is an Egyptologist, archaeologist, and epigrapher who has been working in archaeological excavation and research in Egypt since 1964, and has published thirteen academic monographs and numerous academic articles. He is the author of Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt (AUC Press, 2013).

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press

Hardback
ISBN: 9789774167904
Publication Date: 29 Aug 2017
Number of Pages: 352
Height: 230
Width: 150
Illustrations: 25 colour illustrations

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