The burial area Sheikh Said contains tombs belonging to officials and governors of the Hare Province interred during the 6th dynasty.. The necropolis of Sheikh Said is one of the earliest examples of fully constructed rock-cut tombs. The burial structures were simple in design and included tomb chapel, small interior hall and an offering chamber, most contained shafts that led to subterranean burial chambers.
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