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An animal embalming complex at Saqqara

Tatjana P. Beuthe
This paper is a new examination of the original find context of the Saqqara lion tables (CG 1321–2) in 'Gallery C', an underground structure in the Step Pyramid complex. The substructure may date to the 1st millennium BCE, and this structure was likely part of an embalming complex for the Apis or other sacred animals. The adjacent Western Galleries were probably re-used during this period as an animal necropolis.
doi:10.17613/j454-yc41 fatcat:3a2v4phedfh2tm4eicgwror6dy