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Dating back to the 6th Dynasty (2323-2150 BC), this is the largeset tomb complex in Saqqara housing the remains of Mereruka (vizier to King Teti I), magnificent wall paintings, a stone ring for tethering sacrificial animals and a life-size statue of...more
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Its wall to wall Images of Hieroglyphics, telling long ago stories of ancient Egyptian Pharohs. A joy to behold, as you walk around you realise how long it must have taken to prepare this place ready for the mummmy to be laid to rest. All of the preperations to enable the soul
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You always hear about the Pyramids and major temples of Egypt and who built what where. I had never heard of this place. It was one of the stops along our tour. Interesting place, worth a quick look.
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If you dig heiroglyphics,this si the place to visit,its a fantastic way to introduce your self to the ancients and their unique style of writing,
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In Saqqara the most interesting private tomb of all: large paintings and carvings all over the place, depicting daily life from the deseased. Very well preserved. One can't miss to visit it. Fabulous.
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The Tomb of Mereruka was a serious challenge. It required a steep climb down a long and very narrow and low passage. When I reached the lowest level my back was aching and I saw that there was at least as far again to go so I gave up and made my way back up. I was soaked by the
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