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Saqqara 2012 and 2015: inscriptions

Kamil O. Kuraszkiewicz


Numerous fragments of decorated limestone blocks attributed to the funerary chapel of the God's Sealer Ikhi/Mery were found during the 2012 and 2015 seasons of Polish excavations in Saqqara. A theoretical reconstruction of the tomb facade is proposed based on the finds and some peculiarities of the decoration are discussed.


Saqqara, Old Kingdom, funerary architecture, relief


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