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  • noun mouse grey

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  • noun a town in northern Egypt; site of the oldest Egyptian pyramids

Etymologies

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Probably from Saqqara, a place near Cairo, Egypt.

Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.”

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  • I was sitting on the balcony of my Cairo, Egypt, apartment looking out at both the Giza and Sakkara pyramids between pages.

    The most unusual book in your house.

  • In Egypt today, Stella and Sakkara are the two most popular beers (both have been owned by Heineken since 2002).

    Dining

  • 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.

    Discoveries in Egypt

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • "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.

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  • Sakkara is one section of the great necropolis of Memphis.

    Discoveries in Egypt

  • Egyptian archeologists have discovered missing sections of the so-called Sphinx road and the bottom part of an unknown pyramid in Sakkara area.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Egyptian archeologists have discovered missing sections of the so-called Sphinx road and the bottom part of an unknown pyramid in Sakkara area.

    Discoveries in Egypt

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