serdab


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serdab

(ˈsɜːdæb; səˈdæb)
n
a secret chamber in an ancient Egyptian tomb
[C19 (earlier, in the sense: cellar): from Arabic: cellar, from Persian sardāb ice cellar, from sard cold + āb water]
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There would be an adjoining smaller room in the mastaba called the serdab, where a statue of the dead person would be placed so that the spirit could witness and enjoy the ceremonies.
A wooden beam found inside the serdab (labyrinths) of the Pyramid of King Zoser of the Third Dynasty testified that Hawass' restoration wasn't the first.
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