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Ancient Egypt /
1. Introduction
2. Gods
3. Concepts
4. Cult
5. Cult centres
6. Necropolises
7. Structures

Detailed articleAncient Egypt

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While all locations with inhabitation had its immediate burial grounds, used even by the higher officials, Ancient Egypt is principally remembered fors its fabulous royal necropolises.
There are some more important necropolises, built for nobles, that had a quality in construction and decorations that make them interesting for modern research, and tourism. Even one workers' necropolis is of great interest, that used by the workers building royal tombs in Thebes.

Detailed articleGiza
Close to modern Cairo, the home for Egypt's most famous pyramids, but used for numerous lesser graves, too.

Detailed articleSaqqara
Not far from Giza, the other major Old Kingdom necropolis.

Detailed articleDahshur
South from Saqqara, a third region for pyramids. Famous for the world's first pyramid, which is also the second largest.

Detailed articleAbu Sir
The least impressive of the major Old Kingdom pyramid regions.

Detailed articleAbydos
Far from Cairo, in the middle of the country, perhaps the oldest important burial place, effectively the cult centre of the whole of Ancient Egyptian religion.

Detailed articleValley of the Kings
Next to modern Luxor, and entirely different from the pyramid necropolises, the royal necropolis of southern Thebes digs into the ground

Detailed articleValley of the Queens
Close to and quite similar to the Valley of the Kings, the valley that was dedicated to the queens still has many impressive underground tombs.

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