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Saqqara


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Saqqara was the principal necropolis of the ancient city of Memphis which was in use from the 1st-Dynasty (3100 - 2890 BCE) to the Christian period (CE 395 - 540). Saqqara is best known for the Step Pyramid, but it is also famous for its private Old Kingdom tombs which contain beautiful and revealing scenes. The best-known tombs are those of Ti, Kagemni, the 'Two Brothers', and Ptahhotep; the most famous is that of Mereruka.   Beneath the ground, Saqqara is honeycombed with intercut tombs, galleries, and robber shafts, not always visible on the desert surface. 

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Djoser ComplexDjoser Complex
Mastaba of MererukaMastaba of Mereruka

Pyramid of TetiPyramid of Teti

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All pictures are Copyright 1998 - 2001 Grisel Gonzalez

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