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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
Pyramid of Djedkare

Pyramid of Djedkare, Saqqara, Egypt

Djedjare was a pharaoh of the th Dynasty and ruled for 40 years, from 2414 until 2375 BCE.
Unas' pyramid is surprisingly small considering his long reign, rising only 52 metres above ground. Its present condition is also a disappointment, it is more like a heap of rubble, and it is only on the northern side that a few stones still stand, telling that this once was a structure built by humans. But it stands on an elevation of about 20 metres height; I have not been able to find out whether this was made by man, if it is the remains of an older grave complex or part of the old Nile escarpment.
For those who wish to enter every pyramid, this is possible through a tunnel on the north side.
A destroyed sarcophagus and the remains of a mummy were found in the 19th century, but was not identified until the middle of the 20th century. Pyramid of Djedkare, Saqqara, Egypt



By Tore Kjeilen