Abusir

The Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun

Miroslav Verner

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

English edition
1 August 2017
448 pp.
210 bw 25 color
15X23cm
ISBN 9789774167904
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$49.95

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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.

Miroslav Verner

Miroslav Verner, who directed the Czech Institute of Egyptology for seventeen years, is professor at Charles University in Prague. He also serves as a guest professor at the universities of Vienna and Hamburg and since 1976 has led the excavations by Czech archaeologists in Abusir.
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