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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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Mastaba of Mereruka

Mastaba of Mereruka, Saqqara, Egypt

Mastaba of Mereruka, Saqqara, Egypt

Mastaba of Mereruka, Saqqara, Egypt

One of three offering niches inside the mastaba.

Mereruka's mastaba is both th largest and finest of the Old Kingdom tombs at Saqqara. Mereruka lived under the reign of Teti, whose pyramid it lies next to. He was married to the oldest daughter of the pharaoh, princess Seshseshet.
The mastaba consists of an impressive 32 chambers, divided between Mereruka, his princess-wife and their son Meriteti. Most rooms are decorated, and contains interesting scenes of both the deceased as well as everyday scenes from the Old Kingdom.
The foremost attraction of this tomb is clearly the life-size statue of Mereruka himself, placed in a niche overlooking a room whose ceiling rests on 6 square columns.
Mastaba of Mereruka, Saqqara, Egypt

By Tore Kjeilen