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.
Kuwait has recently witnesses a large number of initiatives aimed at providing small entrepreneurs with guidance as well as an adequate space -- namely "Serdab Lap" initiative -- physically a vast basement where these young businessmen get together for coordination to run their businesses.
In archaeology, what is a serdab? ANSWERS: 1 Turin; 2 Foreigners in general; 3 The growth of the teeth; 4 Strained pineapple; 5 Hockenheim; 6 Detroit; 7 Alexander the Great; 8 Sophia Loren; 9 Leif Erikson; 10 A secret chamber in an ancient Egyptian tomb.