Mastaba of Mereruka
Mastaba of Mereruka
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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 Mereruka walking forward from a false door.
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KDJERO
Saint Charles, MO759 contributions
Mar 2023
This tomb was amazing, and I must admit that I didn't even know it existed. The wall art scenes were iconic of ancient Egypt! When you think of Saqqara, you think of the step pyramid, but definitely don't miss this tomb while your are there...very impressive!
Written 28 March 2023
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DEK_29
Brisbane, Australia1,087 contributions
Jan 2020
This mastaba is situated just outside and slightly down from the Step Pyramid of Djoser. Having 33 rooms, the painting on the walls feature everyday scenes that include, farming, harvesting, fishing and other common folk pursuits. Mereruka was an official in the Old Kingdom during the time of 6th Dynasty pharaoh Teti 1. He had numerous titles including vizier, hence why he mastaba is close to the Pyramid of Teti 1. Some of the original paint work has remained which provides a glimpse into the past of pharaonic Egypt.
Written 6 April 2020
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Kazi Y
Dhaka City, Bangladesh131 contributions
Feb 2020
The Mastaba/tomb of Mereruka is right next to the Pyramid of Djoser. Mereruka was the vizier of Pharaoh Teti (who founded the 6th dynasty of the Old Kingdome Period of Egypt). The Mastaba of Mereruka is the largest in Saqqara and a true must visit. The tomb with its 33 rooms shows everyday scenes. This tomb had wonderfully decorated walls. By seeing the carvings of the walls you can understand not just the life of Mereruka but also so much about Egyptian habits. Its really worth to pay extra ticket and see the mastaba of Mereruka.
Written 1 April 2020
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Kumi M
Palo Alto, CA1,465 contributions
Aug 2019
Not a royal at all, but Mereruka was powerful and wealthy enough to build a luxurious tomb for his after-life. Reliefs showing details of daily life adorn many of the walls - and there are quite a few of them in here.
Definitely worth a visit if you need to see everything. But when I went, there was a fee.
I also went to visit Kagemni's mastaba (no fee) which was not at large but had lots of color and detail as well.
Written 14 January 2020
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TravelGipsy
Naples, FL92 contributions
Dec 2019
Thanks to our wonderful guide Hend. We’ve been several times, but never we saw the wonderful places that most tours miss. That is the difference between a great guide!
Written 10 December 2019
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Matthew P
London, UK4,278 contributions
Sept 2019
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 to have an after life.
Written 10 September 2019
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Richard8016
Sacramento, CA186 contributions
Aug 2019
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.
Written 7 September 2019
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steve w
Alexandria, Egypt45 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
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,
Written 4 March 2019
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cw f
Brasschaat, Belgium187 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 29 July 2018
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David B
Bruce, Australia1,017 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
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 time I resurfaced. I took this as a sage warning for further tomb exploration. On the surface there was no relief. It was just a matter of standing in the sun and enjoying it, knowing that my friends back in Canberra were freezing at the same time.
Written 19 July 2018
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