Step Pyramid of Djoser

Saqqara is a cemetery site in ancient Egypt best known for the Step Pyramid constructed for Djoser.


  • The site is known to have been the elite necropolis of Memphis with the earliest inscribed stone found here dating to Narmer's reign with the earliest elite tombs dating to the reign of Aha.[1]

Known Tombs

Notable Artefacts


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Dodson, A & Hilton, D. (2005) The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 9774249577
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tyldesley, J. (2006) The Complete Queens of Egypt Cairo: American University Press.
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  5. Clayton, P.A (2001) Chronicles of the Pharaohs London: Thames & Hudson.
  6. Amiran, R. (1974) An Egyptian Jar Fragment with the Name of Narmer from Arad Israel Exploration Journal. Vol.24 No.1 pp.4-12

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