Saqqara: The Sacred Animal Necropolis
The temple precinct.
The precinct was entered from the west, the ascending path supported as it approaches the west precinct wall; there was also a sacred processional way from the south (white on the plan). Cliff-face shrines covered the entrances to each of the rock-cut catacombs for mummified animals and birds.
Green 1987: fig. 1
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