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ART HISTORY I
LECTURE 9: The Egyptian Necropolis

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below: Illustration of mastaba: ground plan, sectional and elevated views:



below: Illustration of step pyramid, sectional view, showing foundational mastaba design by Imhotep:



below: Step Pyramid of King Zoser (Djoser) by Imhotep, Saqqára, Egypt, (Dynasty III, Old Kingdom),
c. 2,686-2,649 B.C.:



below: True pyramids of Giza (Gizeh) viewed looking north, Giza plateau, Egypt, (Old Kingdom): left: Pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus) c. 2,525 B.C., middle: Pyramid of Khafre (Chefren) c. 2,558-2,532 B.C.,
right: Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) c. 2,589--2,566 B.C.:



below: "Bent" Pyramid of King Sneferu (Snofru), Dahsûr, Egypt, (Dynasty IV, Old Kingdom),
c. 2,613-2,589 B.C.:




below: Illustration of plan of pyramids at Giza: (left to right) Mycerinus (Menkaure), Chephren (Khafre), Cheops (Khufu), showing east-to-west orientation of buildings; pharaonic boat graves; related temples and causeways; surrounding mastabas; western workers' quarter:



below: Illustration of ground plan of true pyramid and related structures + sectional view of Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), Giza, Egypt, (Dynasty IV, Old Kingdom), c. 2,650 B.C.:



below: Illustration of Giza/Saqqára/Dahsûr necropolises / funerary districts, c. 375 sq. miles: