Social Change in the Fourth Dynasty: The Spatial Organization of Pyramids, Tombs, and Cemeteries

@article{Roth1993SocialCI,
  title={Social Change in the Fourth Dynasty: The Spatial Organization of Pyramids, Tombs, and Cemeteries},
  author={A. Roth},
  journal={Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt},
  year={1993},
  volume={30},
  pages={33}
}
  • A. Roth
  • Published 1993
  • Art
  • Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt
The advent of the Fourth Dynasty of pharaonic Egypt marked a radical break with the first three dynasties. This break is most visible in the new shape of the era's most substantial archaeological remains, the royal pyramids and their surrounding mortuary complexes (see fig. 1). In the Third Dynasty, royal tombs took the form of stepped pyramids, surrounded by dummy buildings and enclosed in a rectangle of high, niched walls, with its long axis northsouth. During the reign of Snefru, royal tombs… Expand
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