Category: mastaba

egyptpassion: Saqqara, Mastaba of Mereruka, li…

egyptpassion:

Saqqara, Mastaba of Mereruka, life on stage, and the ever present Nile …

Crossing the funerary complex of King Zoser in a northerly direction, next to the Pyramid of Teti, an extraordinary set of mastabas in stone belonging to high dignitaries of the Old Kingdom appears.
Mereruka’s mastaba was discovered in 1893 by the Frenchman Jacques de Morgan, who at that time was in charge of the Egyptian Antiquities Service.
Mereruka, which is told more than 84 titles, but not to say that it was
Chancellor (first magistrate) of Pharaoh Teti. The chancellor presided over the administration of the State, and was, in turn, supreme judge.
We are at the beginning of Dynasty VI

A farmer leading tame cranes, detail of a wa…

A farmer leading tame cranes, detail of a wall carving from the Mastaba of Ti. Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, ca. 2494-2345 BC. Saqqara Necropolis.

Cattle fording a river, Man helping a calf a…

Cattle fording a river, Man helping a calf across a river, Mother watching. Mastaba of Princess Idut. Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, ca. 2345-2181 BC. Saqqara Necropolis.

Interior of the Mastaba of Ti. Old Kingdom…

Interior of the Mastaba of Ti.

Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, ca. 2494-2345 BC. Saqqara

Necropolis.

A Mastaba 

A Mastaba 

Cut-away of a Mastabas, the first tombs bu…

Cut-away of a Mastabas, the first tombs built in Egypt, 2005 (acrylic on board)

Matthew Frey (American, b.1974)

The Mastaba of Idu at Giza. Old Kingdom, 6th D…

The Mastaba of Idu at Giza. Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, ca. 2345-2181 BC. Photo: Kenneth Garrett