Temple at the Step Pyramid, Saqqara

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Ibolya Horvath
by Jay Galvin
published on 05 February 2016
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Temple at the Step Pyramid, Saqqara

This temple may have been built for embalming Djoser's body but was regularly used afterwards - at least during the Third Dynasty - most probably as an offering site (there is a platform out front which seems to suggest this) and for storage of various artifacts used in rituals. Archaeologists and scholars have been divided on what the temple was used for since the early 20th century CE.

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Galvin, J. (2016, February 05). Temple at the Step Pyramid, Saqqara. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4536/

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