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Mastaba of Mereruka
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Private Full Day Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara and City of Memphis
Ranked #72 of 309 things to do in Cairo
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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.
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited March 2012
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“Expansive and Exciting”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 chambers, most of them heavily carved with hunting scenes of fish, birds, hippos, and more. The wall paintings are particularly exciting and the statue of Mereruka striding forward from a false door in the main chamber is unforgettable.

Mereruka was the vizier and son-in-law of King Teti, whose pyramid is next door. Don't miss the stone ring in the main chamber where sacrificial animals were tethered before slaughter. Take your time; explore; and don't miss the myriad of passageways that connect the various chambers. Many of the tomb paintings here are remarkably fresh. No photos are allowed inside.

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