London: Door of Ptahshepses

Ptahshepses

 

On display in the British Museum in London is the limestone false door of Ptahshepses who was the high priest of Ptah. The false door was a feature of tombs in Ancient Egypt with the palace facade type of tomb (above) built to imitate the royal brick palaces. The necropolis cemetery of Memphis, Capital of Ancient Egypt, is over 30 kilometres long and located along the west bank of the River Nile. The tomb dates to circa 2490 to 2400BC.

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