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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
Tomb of Horemheb

Small pyramid, part of the tomb of Horemheb, Saqqara, Egypt


Courtyard of temple inside the tomb of Horemheb, Saqqara, Egypt


The tomb of Horemheb is mainly laid out as a temple of two courtyards. The scale is fairly modest, but the wall-decorations are nice and interesting, often relating to the everyday life of Horemheb.
Horemheb's tomb was never used. In 1348 he had Pharoh Ay removed from power, and became new pharaoh himself. Hence his last resting place became the Valley of the Kings.
These ground were used by other notables for their graves, like the sister of Pharaoh Ramses 2, Tia and the treasurer of Tutankhamon, Maya.
The grounds are still being excavated, but nobody will stop you from entering.
Courtyard of temple inside the tomb of Horemheb, Saqqara, Egypt

Courtyard of temple inside the tomb of Horemheb, Saqqara, Egypt



By Tore Kjeilen