Saqqara: Bubastieion and Anubieion, a Late Period temple-town at the site
At the desert escarpment along the north-eastern edge of the Saqqara cemeteries, next to the Teti pyramid, are two huge adjacent brick precincts, the Anubieion in the North and the Bubasteion in the south. Little remains of these structures, but it is thought that they date to the reign of King Ahmose (570-526 BC - 26th Dynasty). In the 30th Dynasty king Nakhtnebef (Nectanebos I, 380-362 BC) enlarged the enclosures and built additional temples. All these temples were standing on terraces, but only a few foundation walls have survived. Therefore the alignment and original appearance of the monuments remain uncertain.
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