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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 Ibi

Pyramid of Ibi, Saqqara, Egypt


Pyramid of Ibi, Saqqara, Egypt


Ibi was a pharaoh of the 8th Dynasty and ruled for 2 years sometime around 2150 BCE.
If the pyramid of Ibi should be noted for anything, that would be that this is the only pyramid we have from the 8th dynasty. There are listed 27 kings in this dynasty which lasted for 146 years. Ibi is supposed to have been in power for only 2.
His pyramid was small compared to all other completed ones, just 21 metres high. It appears as if the pyramid was never cased, although this was planned. Today it is in a very ruinous state; there are 3 piles of mud and limestone chips lying around the burial chamber.
The burial chamber was decorated with Pyramid Texts, and the sarcophagus was placed in a huge granite block. The chamber is now protected underneath modern concrete (see middle of top picture).



By Tore Kjeilen