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Mastaba of Mereruka Tomb

Saqqara, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #48 of 155 attractions in Cairo
Type: Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: 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),... more » Owner description: 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 Mereruka walking forward from a false door. « less
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Lisbon, Portugal
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Beautiful carvings depicting daily life in ancient Egypt. It was refurbished, so now it is even better. Less visitors than usual, so a must for interested people.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We went here in 2/2004 and I still remember it as one of my favorites! We went towards the end of the day, after touring the rest of Saqqara/Djoser so we had the place entirely to ourselves. The pictures inside are beautiful and still easy to see - hunting and fishing scenes, etc. At the time, my son was around... More

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Budapest
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

... in March 2012. We have visited it in 2001, it was open that time. This tomb is one of the most beautiful tombs in the Saqqara area. Don't be sad, there are many other tombs and mastabas open, that are as nice as this one.

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Warren, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2009

One of the my first experiences in Egypt was the first morning at my tour. We visited Memphis and Saqqara, among my favorite spots in Egypt. After seeing the step pyramid of Djoser and the pyramid of Unas and of Teti, we toured the mastaba of Mereruka. This official's tomb is among the largest in Saqqara and includes thirty three... More

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