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Tombs with a palace facade in Early Dynastic Egypt

palace facade tomb Tombs with a palace facade, all dating to Early Dynastic times, have been found at several sites in Egypt.



The earliest tomb was excavated at Naqada (see finds of this tomb in the Petrie Museum) (time of king Aha). In Helwan and Naga ed-Deir several smaller tombs of the type have been found.

The palace facade is part of the kings name in the century preceding king Aha: this suggests that the architecture might have existed already earlier in Egypt.

King Ka


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