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MAP AND PLANS

archeological site

MAP OF EGYPT
TEMPLE OF KHEPRI
KHEPRI'S CRYPT
CHAMBERS
TEMPLE OF SETH


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Four chambers in each of the major cardinal points of a compass form the tombs of Horus’s four sons. The tombs are representative of the Gods and have been strategically placed to protect Khepri who has been given the task to hold evil down in the belly of the earth from whence it came. The upper construction is imitating an inverted Mastaba. The piled stones were so placed as it had been designed this way so the excavation could be filled in.
Even though the volume of the cut stones only represented about one third to a half of the whole volume these massive blocks were going to make things very difficult for robbers. Like most Mastabas there is a central shaft that drops some eighteen metres to the necropolis. There is a small flight of stairs that lead to an inverted false door that has been sealed up. Everything has been designed to keep things in and not let anything out. Another flight of stone steps, lead from the ground level down into the chamber, is the main access point.
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These chambers were used as craftsman workshops to produce things not only for the four tombs of Horus’s sons, but also for Khepri’s Crypt. The adobe brick chimneys were used to kindle the fires that would melt metal, fuse coloured enamel, fire ceramics and temper , metal tools to sculpt stone. About the statues and contents please refer to the illustrations in Volume I and Tom’s Sketch Book.
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