Category: saqqara

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Bronze aegis of the goddess Isis, showing the goddess wearing a tripartite wig with twelve uraeus-serpents.  Artist unknown; 30th Dynasty (Late Period, 380-343 BCE).  Found at Saqqara; now in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London.  Photo credit: Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin/Wikimedia Commons.


~ False door from the tomb chapel of Irty-Ptah. He was a priest of Ptah and a Scribe of Divine Offering in the Temple of Ptah at Memphis.

Place of origin: Egypt, Saqqara (?)

Period: Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty

Date: 2350-2170 B.C.

Medium: Limestone


Ancient Egyptian amulet depicting a ram-headed falcon, made from gold, lapis lazuli, turquoise, and carnelian.  Artist unknown; 26th regnal year of Ramesses II “the Great” = 1254 BCE.  Found in the tomb of an Apis bull in the Serapeum of Memphis, Saqqara; now in the Louvre.  Photo credit: Guillaume Blanchard/Wikimedia Commons.


Standing Statue of Ranefer

A statue depicts the young Ranefer as a handsome, athletic and a muscular man wearing a short kilt tied at the waist and a simple short wig. He is portrayed in the traditional pose, advancing with the left leg forward, his hands by his sides holding two cylinders, having a serious expression and a look which is gazing into the distance beyond earthly life.

This splendid statue was found with another statue for him too, almost identical, in two niches in the chapel at his tomb at Saqqara. This one shows him in the flush of youth while the other in old age.

Ranefer was a High Priest of Ptah and Seker in Memphis at the end of the 4th and the beginning of the 5th Dynasty. His name means “Ra is beautiful”. His main title was “greatest of the directors of craftsmen belonging to the day of festival”. This is a variation of the title normally assigned to the High Priest of Ptah.

Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, ca. 2494-2345 BC. Painted limestone, from Saqqara Necropolis. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 10063

Wooden Statue, from Saqqara,
Old Kingdom, Dynasty V


The golden age of constructions in ancient Egypt Started with the creation of The Saqqara Step Pyramid. It started a wave of pyramids constructions that like the great Giza complex. It was Built in 2700 BC to hold the tomb of Pharaoh Djoser (2721-2780 BC) and was designed by his vizier “Imhotep” to include a one of a kind complex that later became a standard for all the pyramids of ancient Egypt. listen to the call of destiny and explore this timeless wonder with us.

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Standing Statuette of Henutnakhtu

This wooden standing statuette shows the Lady Henutnakhtu of the 18th Dynasty wearing a tight pleated garment and a long beautiful wig. She is holding in her right hand a flower and in her left one a staff.

This statuette rests on a wooden base with hieroglyphic text giving the offerings and the name of Henutnakhtu.

From Saqqara. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 6056


The Step Pyramid of King Djoser (c 2667 BC)
Saqqara necropolis.
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