Category: saqqara

ir-egipto-travel: Saqqara Step Pyramid Said to…

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Saqqara Step Pyramid
Said to be the world’s oldest monumental masonry structure, the unique pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara is part of a mortuary complex for the 3rd Dynasty king Djoser. Created by the architect Imhotep, it is a unique stepped pyramid with 6 tiers. The blue tiles of Djoser’s tomb, ;hieroglyphs in the pyramid of Pepi I, and the Doors of the Cats (Abwab el Qotat) are all breathtaking scenes. The Saqqara pyramids can be easily accessed on a daytrip from Cairo.
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ir-egipto-travel: False Door of Mehu at Saqqar…

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False Door of Mehu at Saqqara, 6th Dynasty;
It has an unusual style of decoration in which the limestone of the stela shows through dark red paint, which was used to simulate granite, highlighting the hieroglyphic text in yellow. This results in a wonderfully detailed piece of craftsmanship. The false door features a stela in a niche depicting the tomb owner eating from the offerings, and along the whole bottom of the false door are images of the standing tomb owner with his name.

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grandegyptianmuseum: Mummified cats in ancient…

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Mummified cats in ancient Egypt

Painted wooden

cat coffin

carved in two parts, sealed together to resemble a seated cat.

Radiograph showing a complete cat mummy inside. Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, ca. 664-30 BC. 

This piece came from the site of Saqqara, where it was discovered in excavations led by British Egyptologist Cecil Firth.

From the collections of Manchester Museum.

acc. no. 9303

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“The Egyptian archeological expedition under the direction of Dr. Mohamed Megahed at south Saqqara succeeded in finding a unique tomb of the dignitary Khuwy who lived at the end of the 5th Dynasty of the Old Kingdom. The tomb was found during the excavation and documentation activities of the area.”
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Mummifying Millions: The Canine Catacombs and …

Mummifying Millions: The Canine Catacombs and the Animal Cult Industry of Ancient Egypt: undefined

egyptpassion: Saqqara, Mastaba of Mereruka, li…

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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

grandegyptianmuseum: Mummified Hawk Head…

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Mummified Hawk

Head of a mummified hawk protruding from a pottery jar which is lying on the ground. Saqqara Necropolis.

Kagmni Tomb- Saqqara

Kagmni Tomb- Saqqara

Pyramid of Unas at Saqqara

Pyramid of Unas at Saqqara

Saqqara

Saqqara