Published May 30, 1981
by Egypt Exploration Society .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||256|
The Falcon Complex and Catacomb of the Sacred Animal Necropolis at North Saqqara were discovered in and excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society expedition directed by W B Emery until his death in Cairo in March Fieldwork continued under the directorship of H S Smith (Field Director) and G T Martin (Site Director) and was completed Cited by: 8. Sacred animal necropolis at North Saqqâra. The southern dependencies of the main temple complex. London: Egypt Exploration Society, (OCoLC) Online version: Martin, Geoffrey Thorndike. Sacred animal necropolis at North Saqqâra. The southern dependencies of the main temple complex. London: Egypt Exploration Society, (OCoLC. The Sacred Animal Necropolis at North Saqqara by H.S. Smith, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Animal mummies: cats of Saqqara. Photo: Courtesy of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. Archaeologists also discovered within these Saqqara tombs cobra and crocodile mummies, 1, faience amulets dedicated to an assortment of deities, and fragments of a Book of the Dead (a collection of funerary texts intended to assist a person’s journey.
The area of North Saqqara contains one of most important archaeological locations for animal mummies in Egypt: the Sacred Animal Necropolis (SAN) (Fig. 2).Author: Paul T. Nicholson. Buy The Sacred Animal Necropolis at North Saqqara: The Falcon Complex and Catacomb - The Archaeological Report (Excavation Memoirs S.) by Smith, H.S., Davies, S. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : H.S. Smith, S. Davies. Saqqara (Arabic: سقارة , Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [sɑʔˈʔɑːɾɑ]), also spelled Sakkara or Saccara in English / s ə ˈ k ɑːr ə /, 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 Location: Giza Governorate, Egypt. The search at North Saqqara for the great architect Imhotep led instead to the discovery of a massive animal necropolis containing millions of mummies, as Paul T Nicholson explains. Beneath the sands of North Saqqara is a wide network of catacombs, crammed with the .
The sacred animal necropolis at North Saqqara; The Falcon Complex and Catacomb: The archaeological report. Davies, Sue and H.S. Smith. Egypt Exploration Society + pages $ Hardcover Excavations at North Saqqara; excavation memoir; no DT The book itself is a collection of nearly demotic ostraca and inscriptions, mainly from the Ptolemaic period, found – as the title would suggest – at the sacred animal necropolis at Saqqara. The pieces included in the book were originally excavated in the s. In the sacred animal necropolis in Saqqara, archaeologists have brought to light a beautifully decorated tomb of Wahti and the cachette of the sacred mummified birds and animals. Some of these animal mummies are very rare. The sacred animal necropolis came up in lecture this morning, and that happens to be what I’m interested in for my final paper. In case anyone else found that subject intriguing, I thought I’d share the site of archaeologist Paul T. Nicholson who is currently involved in .