Saturday, 2 February 2013

Update from Osirisnet


We have the pleasure to present to you today a famous tomb from the site of Saqqara, the one of Irukaptah, known as "tomb of the butchers". Situated to the south of the Unas causeway, it had been buried (and preserved) by the construction of this causeway. Besides the scenes of butcher shop, the tomb is famous for its fourteen statues, of which some have preserved their multi-coloured decoration - something exceptionnal in the Old Kingdom :
http://www.osirisnet.net/mastabas/iroukaptah/e_iroukaptah_01.htm

Also, the news page for January has just been launched :
http://www.osirisnet.net/news/n_01_13.htm

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