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Saqqara (or Sakkara, Saqqarah; Arabic: سقارة‎) 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. Located some 30 km south of modern-day Cairo, Saqqara covers an area of around 7 km by 1.5 km (Rif. Wiki).

 

Saqqara è una vasta necropoli situata in Egitto a 30 km a sud della città moderna del Cairo. Il monumento di maggior rilievo è la piramide a gradoni di Djoser, considerata la più antica tra le piramidi. La necropoli di Saqqara copre un'area di circa 7 × 1,5 km (Rif. Wiki).

  

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Uploaded on October 21, 2010