SOUTHERN TOMB OF ZOSER

Saqqara Dynasty III, c. 2660 B.C. From the earliest dynasties Egyptian interiors are decorated with great care for content, design, and beauty. In the second Southern tomb in King Zoser's complex at Saggara, a relief depicts the king as he runs a ritual course during his Heb-Sed festival or jubilee. Blue faience tiles imitate reed matting around the low-relief panel and throughout the tomb. The delicate hieroglyphics symbolize eternal duration.

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