Saqqara

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This card comes from Asmaa. 🙂

Saqqara, also spelled Sakkara or Saccara, is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, serving as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. Saqqara features numerous pyramids, including the world famous Step pyramid of Djoser, sometimes referred to as the Step Tomb due to its rectangular base, as well as a number of mastabas (Arabic word meaning ‘bench’). The pyramid was built during the 27th century BC by Djoser’s vizier Imhotep.

Saqqara is inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list as part of Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur.

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