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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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