Élite and Common: Old Kingdom and Ptolemaic Cemeteries to the West of the Step Pyramid Complex at Saqqara

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talkResearch


The Saqqara necropolis had been in use – almost continuously – for over three thousand years. First established for the royalty and nobility, the necropolis soon became a resting place for all members of society regardless of their social standing. This presentation will aim to introduce the audience to the cemetery site located immediately to the west of the Step Pyramid complex, where the archaeological team from the University of Warsaw investigates burials dating to the Old Kingdom and Ptolemaic Period.
Period12 May 2018
Held atThames Valley Ancient Egypt Society, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • Ancient Egypt
  • Funerary Archaeology
  • Egypt
  • Old Kingdom
  • Ptolemaic Period