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[suh-kahr-uh] /səˈkɑr ə/


or Sakkara

[suh-kahr-uh] /səˈkɑr ə/
a village in S Egypt, S of Cairo: site of the necropolis of ancient Memphis; step pyramids; mastabas. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • “She went to visit Memphis and Sakkara with her cousin,” said the smiling chaperon.

    The Curved Blades

    Carolyn Wells
  • The Pyramids of Sakkara are near the village of the same name.

  • Unless I make a study at Sakkara, which is just possible, this will be the end of my work on the Nile.

  • Those Sakkara pyramids lack the majesty of the Pyramids, and one looks at the amorphous heaps in an oppressed silence.

    From sketch-book and diary Elizabeth Butler
  • There is another monument at Sakkara that is of special interest to us in its consideration of old-time medicine.

  • I think we were no longer very enthusiastic about ruins, but every one said we must go to Sakkara.

    The Ship Dwellers

    Albert Bigelow Paine
  • We thought they had been bad at Abydos, but the Abydos donkeys were without sin compared with those of Sakkara.

    The Ship Dwellers

    Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Of these there are several at Sakkara, and the materials of some are thrown together without any order or regularity.

    Eothen A. W. Kinglake
  • I gazed into the imperturbable face of the Sphinx and wandered among the numerous pyramids of Sakkara.

  • In addition to the pyramids, Sakkara has many tombs of the greatest interest, two of which I will describe.

    Peeps at Many Lands: Egypt R. Talbot Kelly

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