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Liana Miate
published on 02 May 2017

Pyramidion of Wedjahor Dynasty, 664-525 BCE. Probably from Abydos, Egypt. (Made from Limestone). The pyramid shape used for some famous royal tombs was also used for private funerary structures. They were usually built in mud brick and topped with a capstone, called a pyramidion. This one is connected on all four sides and links its owner to solar and funerary gods, such as Ra and Osiris. The deceased's mummy lies on a bier. It is being prepared by Anubis, shown with a jackal's head. From the British Museum (photo taken at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney)

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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