- Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
- Date de publication
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In the Shadow of Djoser’s Pyramid
Research of Polish Archaeologists in Saqqara
Karol Jan Mysliwiec
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.