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Architecture in Naqadan Egypt

There is little evidence for architecture in the Naqadan Period. Very few temple buildings survive. At Naqada Petrie excavated important parts of a large scale building or building complex. Its function remains unknown. Only for funerary architecture do more substantial remains survive.

In the Naqada Period there is a gradual but clear shift from round tombs to rectangular tombs; the richer among the later rectangular tombs have linings of mud brick, a material that is itself rectilinear.

(click on the pictures for more information on each tomb)

Badari 3731
Naqada 1858
Naqada 1863
Naqada T 16
Qau 1629
Hierakonpolis 100


Examples of domestic/non-funerary architecture

Hemamieh, a village
Naqada 'south town'



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