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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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                   SAQQARAH
 THE GREAT CITY OF THE DEAD

Saqqarah is situated in the desert on the fringe of the last palm vegetation not far from the old city of Hikaptah more commonly known as Memphis.

The most spectacular sites are that of the Djoser’s Step Pyramid built from adobes and the stone a thirty-two room Mastaba from the sixth dynasty, further down the road, built for Mereruka.

Unfortunately the pyramid of Teti looks like a giant sand dune, but visiting the tomb is a spectacular discovery of massive texts carved into the walls of this impressive crypt. I did notice some early graffiti from early nineteenth century, and was particularly taken by the appearance of the name Kym.

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