Location of the Old Kingdom Pyramids in Egypt

@article{Brta2005LocationOT,
  title={Location of the Old Kingdom Pyramids in Egypt},
  author={M. B{\^a}rta},
  journal={Cambridge Archaeological Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={177 - 191}
}
  • M. Bârta
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • Cambridge Archaeological Journal
The principal factors influencing the location of the Old Kingdom pyramids in Egypt are reconsidered. The decisive factors influencing their distribution over an area of c. eighty kilometres were essentially of economic, geomorphologic, socio-political and unavoidably also of religious nature. Primary importance is to be attributed to the existence of the Old Kingdom capital of Egypt, Memphis, which was a central place with regard to the Old Kingdom pyramid fields. Its economic potential and… Expand
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