Saqqara [site] (Saqqara, Desert, Egypt) : View looking south from the Step Pyramid complex, showing Mastabas between Step pyramid and the pyramid of Unis, Dahshur pyramids in background

Creator:
unknown (Egyptian (ancient)
Published/Created:
Saqqara, Desert, Egypt
ca. 2630-BCE-600 CE
Date Depicted:
8/18/2003
8000 BC - 499 AD
Materials:
stone
Notes:
Egyptian site on a desert plateau about 20 km south of Cairo and just west of the ancient city of Memphis, which flourished as a necropolis and religious centre in the Dynastic, Late and Greco-Roman periods. In the Coptic period it continued in use as a monastic centre. The necropolis of Saqqara, which stretches for almost 8 km, forms the centre of the Memphite necropolis; its site is dominated by the Step Pyramid of the 3rd Dynasty king Djoser [Djoser, Zoser, Netjerikhet, ca. 2630-ca. 2611 BCE, first ruler of the 3rd dynasty]. The monuments are divided into two groups, those of North Saqqara and those of South Saqqara.
Topics:
Architecture -- Egypt -- (YVRC)
Culture:
Egyptian (ancient)
Accession Number:
1A3-EG-SQ-3-A2
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; death or burial; deities; rulers and leaders; Djoser, King of Egypt; Egypt--Civilization; Egypt--Religion construction complexes; cemeteries; necropolises; complexes; sites (locations); archaeological sites; excavations (sites)
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module One
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
8/18/2003
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10115265
PID:
digcoll:1865388