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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
Mastabas

Mastabas at Saqqara, Egypt

Mastabas with the Pyramid of Zoser in the background.


Mastabas at Saqqara, Egypt

Mastabas at Saqqara, Egypt


Mastabas were usually never used by kings, but was the finest form of grave that a notable could get.
In short, mastabas were rectangular buildings often without any exterior decorations. Inside there was everything from one to many rooms. They were covered with wall-decorations that the gods about the person or the people buried in the mastaba. The actual burial ground could often be underground.
Mastabas are interesting because their interiors have so much more decorations and colours than the austere pyramids. In this respect they resemble the tombs of Luxor.
Mastabas at Saqqara, Egypt



By Tore Kjeilen