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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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Unas. Causeway and boat pits

Causeway leading to the Pyramid of Unas, Saqqara, Egypt

The causeway of Unas is 750 metres long, ending in the Valley Temple which can be seen across the road from the ticket office.
In its original state, the causeway was roofed and had walls that were decorated by painted reliefs. The best of these is today found in the Louvre in Paris, EU.
The boat pits are quite impressive here, not just long and deep holes in the ground, but made by excellently carved stones. It is in this case doubted whether they contained boats at all, since no trace have been found in excavations. They may have merely symbolized the holy boats.
Boat pits of Pyramid of Unas, Saqqara, Egypt

The two boat pits of Pyramid of Unas.

By Tore Kjeilen