Modern name for a site south of Cairo where a major cemetery of the Early Dynastic Period was excavated from 1942–1954 by Egyptian archaeologist Zaki Saad. Objects from Dynasty 1 and Dynasty 2, including pottery, stone vessels, palettes, and jewelry, were recovered. An Australian expedition began work there again in 1997.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

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