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Sak•ka•ra (səˈkɑr ə)

a village in S Egypt, S of Cairo: site of the necropolis of Memphis. 12,700.
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Noun1.Sakkara - a town in northern EgyptSakkara - a town in northern Egypt; site of the oldest Egyptian pyramids
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
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FILE - Pyramid of Djoser CAIRO - 9 May 2019: Sakkara dazzles the world once again as new discovery there unfolds.
Although he hadn't received training before, he took out a loan with his brother and started a carpentry business in Sakkara, Giza, which now employs about 30 employees and provides furniture to well-known companies," Hinz said.
(26) Mani Phayomyong, Kreuang sakkara nai Lanna Thai [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [Objects of worship in Northern Thailand] (Chiang Mai: Thanakhan Thai, 2006), p.
The workshop was held at the Egyptian Nuclear Energy Agency, with field visits to leading archaeological sites such as the Pyramids, Sakkara as well as the Egyptian museum.
Common scale Ezekiel's scale Measure Millimeters Inches Millimeters Inches Cubit 444.25 1749 518.29 20.405 Span 222.12 8.745 259.14 10.202 Handbreadth 74.04 2.91 74.04 2.91 Finger 18.51 0.72 18.51 0.72 TABLE 3 Great Pyramid at Gizeh, Khufu 20.620 [+ or -] -005 Second Khafra 20.64 [+ or -] -03 Granite temple 20.68 [+ or -] -02 Third Pyramid Menkaura 20.71 [+ or -] .02 Peribolus walls 20.69 [+ or -] -02 Great Pyramid of Dahshur (?) 20.58 [+ or -] -02 Pyramid at Sakkara Pepi 20.51 [+ or -] -02 Fourth to sixth dynasty, mean of all 20.63 [+ or -] -02 TABLE 4 Egyptian common cubit 18.24 inches Egyptian royal cubit 20.64 inches Great Assyrian cubit 25.26 inches Beladi cubit 21.88 inches Black cubit 20.28 inches TABLE 5: Middle East names and dimensions for the cubit and related measures.
In The Picnic at Sakkara (1955), a tale set in 1946, Edgar Perry is an English lecturer battling against native apathy to improve conditions at Fouad University, which is bereft of books, canteens and proper accommodation.
Today, this distance is used in ultra marathons such as the "Pharaonic 100km" run from the Sakkara pyramids to the southwest of Cairo to the Hawara pyramid at El Faioum (AIMS, 2012).
He is a co-director and founder, with his wife Sharon Ames-Dennard, of the Aakhet Center for Human Development, Amen-Ra's bookshop and Gallery and the Sakkara Youth Institute.
Les moyens d'attraction Le ministre a avoue que son ministere est en train d'inaugurer de nouveaux sites touristiques a Sakkara, aux Pyramides, a Louxor et a la Nouvelle Vallee, ce qui enrichit, de son tour, la carte touristique en Egypte.
To the south of Cairo, the famous Serapeum at Sakkara, a massive underground temple where sacred bulls were thought to have been buried, is also to be opened to promote tourism.
SAKKARA, April 04, 2011 (Frontier Star): The Federal Minister for Communications Dr.