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Saqqara



Saqqara
Introduction

1. Zoser's step pyramid

2. Entrance and Hall

3. Mortuary temple

4. Meet Zoser

5. Heb-Sed Court

6. House of South

7. Pyramid of Unas

8. Causeway; boat pits

9. Valley Temple

10. Tomb of Horemheb

11. Saite & Persian tombs

12. Sekhemkhet pyramid

13. Teti pyramid

14. Entering the tomb

15. Mastabas

16. Mereruka

17. Ti

18. Kagemni

19. Akhti-Hotep and Ptah-Hotep

20. Pyramid of Userkaf

21. 1. & 3.Dynasty Tombs

22. Philsopher's Circle

23. Serapeum

South Saqqara

25. Pepi 2 pyramid

26. Faraoun mastaba

27. Pepi 1 pyramid

28. Djedkare pyramid

29. Merenre pyramid

30. Ibi pyramid

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SAQQARA
Zoser. House of South

The House of North and the House of South

The House of the South and the House of the North symbolized the unified Egypt, the northern one had columns made like papyrus and the southern one like lotus.
Upon entering, the House of the South you will surprised how quickly it all ends. It only goes 4-5 metres in before you arrive at the storage chamber for statues. But the most interesting part are the two examples of framed and glassed graffiti on the walls. They are generally considered to be the oldest graffiti of mankind, made by the treasury scribe Hadnakhte in the year 1232 BCE, during the reign of Ramses 2. The world's oldest example og graffitti, in the House of South.



By Tore Kjeilen