The volume presents a palaeographic study of the old hieratic
inscriptions that were found on the blocks of stone masonry of the
Old Kingdom tombs in the Saqqara and Abusir necropolis. The study
includes the previously published material, above all from the
Czech excavations in Abusir and the French work in Saqqara. In
addition to that, also some yet unpublished inscriptions discovered
in the recent years, were included into the study.