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EGYPTIAN VESSELS
NORTH & SOUTH
KHEPRI
THE GREAT SPHINX
CHEOPS BARK
GIZA LANDSCAPE
MASTABAS
PYRAMIDS
SAQQARAH
GIZA IN AND AROUND
PHILAE
LUXOR MUSEUM (1)
LUXOR MUSEUM (2)
MEMPHIS (HIKAPTAH)
KOM OMBO (1)
KOM OMBO (2)
KARNAK (1)
KARNAK (2)
KARNAK (3)
KARNAK (4)

 
   

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              GIZA MASTABAS

Sharing the site of the Great Pyramids of Giza are a number of Mastabas. These are constructions in the form of cut off pyramids that were built for dignities of the Pharaoh. Governors, Visers, High Priests are typical of the members of the king’s court that these tombs were built.

One that is most famous is the tomb of Cheop’s mother that had been moved from Saqqarah out of fear of grave robbers. The sarcophagus was already empty at the time of the moving, but I doubt the court had the courage to tell the king.

The false door is a stone cut impression of a door that is not. The cylindrical stone at the top is a representation of a rolled mat. Often the entrance was found on the top of the stone Mastaba.

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