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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 Ti

Mastaba of Ti, Saqqara, Egypt

Statue of Ti in the Serdab. You look into one of three peep-holes in the deep end of the mastaba.

Mastaba of Ti, Saqqara, Egypt

The front court of the mastaba, with the shaft leading down to the burial chamber.

Mastaba of Ti, Saqqara, Egypt

The sarcophagus of Ti.

The mastaba of Ti was discovered in 1865, and is the largest and finest of the private tombs at Saqqara. Its many wall-paintings have been one of the most central sources of information on daily life in the Old Kingdom.
The mastaba cosits of a courtyard, a storage room, Ti's chapel and a serdab, like the one Zoser had built for himself. Ti couldn't be any less than the great pharaoh. The serdab can be seen from the chapel, allowing us now to look at Ti's statue (or rather a copy of it, the original is in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo).
The greatest attraction is of course the rich wall-paintings with scenes from Ti's contemporary Egypt, together with scenes of his own deeds. Many of the paintings also deal with the needs of Ti in the afterlife; near the corridor leading to his chapel are scenes of bearers who bring food and animals to Ti's ka.

Mastaba of Ti, Saqqara, Egypt

The wall decorations of the mastaba of Ti are colourful and interesting, telling us about everyday life in the Old Kingdom.

By Tore Kjeilen