Archaeology and Ancient Egypt
English edition  
July  2017
352 pp.
210 bw 25 color 
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15X23 cm
$39.95
LE350
ISBN 9789774167904
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Abusir

The Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun Miroslav Verner

A comprehensive account of half a century's excavation and investigation at one of Egypt's most enigmatic pyramid sites

At the center of the world-famous pyramid field of the Memphite necropolis lies a group of pyramids, temples, and tombs named after the nearby village of Abusir. Long overshadowed by the more familiar pyramids at Giza and Saqqara, this area has nonetheless been the site, for the last fifty years, of an extensive operation to discover its past. This thoroughly updated in-depth study documents the uncovering by a dedicated team of Czech archaeologists of a hitherto neglected wealth of ancient remains dating from the Old Kingdom to the Late Period. This is Abusir, realm of Osiris, God of the dead, and its story is one of both modern archaeology and the long-buried mysteries that it seeks to uncover.
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Miroslav Verner is an Egyptologist, archaeologist, and epigrapher who has been working in archaeological excavation and research in Egypt since 1964, and has published thirteen academic monographs and numerous academic articles. He is the author of Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt (AUC Press, 2013).

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