Umm El Qa'ab

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Umm El Qaʻāb (sometimes spelled Umm El Gaʻab) is a burial place for Early Dynasty Period kings in Abydos, Egypt. Its name in Arabic means "Mother of Pots" because there are many broken pieces of pots and dishes all around. In ancient times, people left offerings here, and that's why there are so many pieces left behind.

Umm El Qa'ab
Arabic: أم القعاب
A picture of Umm El Qa'ab, that shows many broken pots in the sand.
RegionNew Valley Governorate

Pre-dynastic tombs[change | change source]

First Dynasty tombs[change | change source]

It's known as Cemetery B, this area contains the Early Dynastic tombs of the pharaohs of the First Dynasty of Egypt and the last two kings of the Second Dynasty.

Second Dynasty tombs[change | change source]

The last two kings of the Second Dynasty wre buried at Umm El Qa'ab

The place of Khasekhemwy's tomb, filled with sand

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Earliest Known Egyptian Writing : History of Information".
  2. Günter Dreyer: Umm el-Qaab I .: the predynastic royal tomb U-j and its early documents (= Umm el-Qaab, 1st volume). von Zabern, Mainz 1998, ISBN 3-8053-2486-3., pp. 87 & 176.
  3. [1] Abydos, Tomb of King Iry-Hor
  4. [2] Narmer's Tomb
  5. [3] Hor-Aha's Tomb
  6. [4] Tomb O
  7. [5] Tomb Z
  8. [6] Tomb Y - the tomb of Merneith
  9. [7] Tomb T
  10. [8] Tomb X
  11. [9] Tomb U
  12. [10] Tomb Q
  13. [11] Abydos Tomb P
  14. [12] Abydos Tomb V