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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
Mastaba of Kagemni


Mastaba of Kagemni, Saqqara, Egypt


Kagemni was the overseer of the prophets and the estate of Teti's pyramid. He was also married to the daughter of Pharaoh Teti, Nebti-nubkhet. His mastaba can be compared to Mereruka's, but it is smaller and the present condition of the wall decorations are worse. But the reliefs of birds and animals are among the finest you can find from this period of ancient Egyptian history
As usual with this type of mastaba, there are everyday scenes often including the owner of the mastaba. Note that Kagemni is presented as a obese figure.
Kagemni's mastaba has one distinct and interesting element; boat pits on the roof. This is both an unusual position of boat pits as well as unusual for a mastaba to be adorned with this.
The burial chamber of Kagemni was decorated with offering texts. His sarcophagus and canopic jars were found here together with a few other funerary items, and can be seen in the National Museum in Cairo.

Mastaba of Kagemni, Saqqara, Egypt

Mastaba of Kagemni, Saqqara, Egypt



By Tore Kjeilen