American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A village of northern Egypt near Cairo. It is the site of the oldest Egyptian pyramids, including the Step Pyramid built for Zoser during the III Dynasty (c. 2980-2900 B.C.).
- n. a town in northern Egypt; site of the oldest Egyptian pyramids
“Egypt's minister of antiquities, Zahi Hawass, told reporters that the tombs in the New Kingdom Cemetery could draw more visitors to the site in South Saqqara, which is better known for its pyramids, including the Step Pyramid of Djoser.”
“Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities says a limestone sarcophagus belonging to a noblewoman was found in the tomb in Saqqara, which is south of Cairo.”
“He added that it was unusual to find intact burials in well-known necropolises such as Saqqara, because grave robbers got to most of the area in ancient times.”
“It is unusual to find intact burials in well-known necropolises such as Saqqara, which served the nearby city of Memphis, because thieves scoured the area in ancient times.”
“I assume that, given that this Imhotep is "son of a stonemason" and is from "Saqqara," that this is who we're supposed to identify him with.”
“It is unusual to find intact burials in well-known necropolises such as Saqqara, which served the nearby city of Memphis, because thieves ransacked the area over the years.”
“Just beyond Saqqara on the edge of the floodplain were miles of elaborate tombs.”
“When each Apis died, it was embalmed and carried to a special burial chamber at Saqqara.”
“In the western part of the town was the step pyramid of Saqqara, the first of these great structures built in Egypt.”
“The commanders of the army are now protecting the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, and all of the major sites of Egypt Luxor, Aswan, Saqqara, and the pyramids of Giza are safe.”
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