2723 BC

Egyptian Catacombs near Saccara, called the Well of Birds. On the upper part of the plan may be remarked the vases of earth in which were placed the embalmed birds: the vases were connected together by a cement.

Another Egyptian Catacomb, a little to the south of the Pyramid of Saccara. From the descriptian of Pococke, the mummies of the common people were arranged upright in the corridors, or placed pellmell in cells, whilst the persons of distinction were placed in separate niches.




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