from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See Saqqara.
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- n. mouse grey
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- n. a town in northern Egypt; site of the oldest Egyptian pyramids
By boiling the plant we call sugar-cane they obtained a substance to which they gave the name Sakkara, and from this our word sugar evidently originated.
The Roosevelts viewed the Sphinx by moonlight, of course, and saw Sakkara, but “the privacy of the movements of the Americans was invaded during this tour by a moving picture man, who focused his machine upon them and rolled off yard after yard of films.”
In Egypt today, Stella and Sakkara are the two most popular beers (both have been owned by Heineken since 2002).
I was sitting on the balcony of my Cairo, Egypt, apartment looking out at both the Giza and Sakkara pyramids between pages.
"Sakkara is still a more or less undiscovered site, and when I say that only 30 percent of pharaonic Egypt has been discovered, this is the main place I'm thinking of," said Hawass.
Egyptian archeologists have discovered missing sections of the so-called Sphinx road and the bottom part of an unknown pyramid in Sakkara area.
Three major discoveries have recently been made at Sakkara, including a prime minister's tomb, a queen's pyramid, and the tomb of the son of a dynasty-founding king.
Sakkara is one section of the great necropolis of Memphis.
Sakkara is best known for the Step Pyramid, the oldest known of Egypt's 97 pyramids.
Like the time we drove out to the Sakkara pyramid complex south of Cairo and bribed an Antiquities official to let us see the last mummy still on site.
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