Special Feature of Two Tombs from the Reign of Unis

Pages 91–108
Keywords Ancient Egypt, Old Kingdom, Unis, non-royal architecture, mastaba
Type of Article Peer-reviewed
Citation ONDERKA, Pavel. Special Feature of Two Tombs from the Reign of Unis. Annals of the Náprstek Museum. Prague: National Museum, 2009, 30(1), 91–108. ISSN 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/aotnpm/30-1/special-feature-of-two-tombs-from-the-reign-of-unis
Annals of the Náprstek Museum | 2009/30/1

The tombs of Unisankh and Nyankhba located at the Unis Cemeteries at Central Saqqara represents – in terms of development of inner structure – a specific subtype of large multi-roomed mastabas from the latter part of the Old Kingdom. These tombs contain a special feature not attested in other tombs’ superstructure – a low opening that connects outer and inner sections of the tombs that served for moving offerings and cultic inventory from the storerooms of the outer section to the chapel of the inner section.

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