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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
Pyramid of Unas


Pyramid of Unas, Saqqara, Egypt

Pyramid of Unas, Saqqara, Egypt


Unas was the last pharaoh of the 5th Dynasty and ruled for 31 years, from 2375 until 2345 BCE. For more information check the the Encyclopaedia: Unas.
As seen from the Zoser's Pyramid, Unas Pyramid is not worth the walk, since it looks like a mound of rubble. In fact, what you see is its bad side. On the back side, much of the original casing remains, giving a clear image of what pyramids must have looked like when they were complete.
On the northern side, there is a passageway leading into the tomb. The corridors are astonishingly well kept, and the wall paintings look as if they were made yesterday. The texts on the walls are the oldest known example of decorative writing used in any pharaonic tomb chamber. The chamber itself has walls made from nothing less than alabaster.
Pyramid of Unas, Saqqara, Egypt



By Tore Kjeilen