Mastaba of Kagemni
Mastaba of Kagemni
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Kumi M
Palo Alto, CA1,481 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Kagemni was another vizier under Teti. Like Mereruka, he did pretty well for himself. He married one of the king's daughters and collected titles, power, and wealth - as one does.

This tomb is easy to access and full of details and color too! There was no fee to enter the space either which is nice.

Not sure which mastaba is larger (Kegemni vs Mereuka) - sites offer conflicting information. If you have time, hit up both, if you want to go through one faster without paying fees, then this is a good one to choose. Plus, it's not very crowded which also makes for a nice visit.
Written 14 January 2020
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robbiefitz
Las Vegas, NV648 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I love Egypt! I grew up watching the discovery channel and being fascinated by all of these ancient sites. TV doesn't do it justice, actually seeing all of this stuff is absolutely AMAZING!
Written 27 April 2020
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Bielding
Liverpool147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Solo
While the Tomb of Ti may have a slight edge, the reliefs in Kagemni's tomb are still pretty amazing, showing scenes of hippo hunting, girls dancing, scribes accounting, and always offerings being presented to Mr. Kagemni himself. The quality of the raised relief is wonderful - note also the later additions to the decor, where the nameless figures of offering bearers have had crude hieroglyphic inscriptions carved next to them, so that they represent a named retainer of Kagemni. Best of all, you can wander around this tomb without being pestered by the guardian, which makes it rather more enjoyable than Ti.
Written 3 April 2012
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Claire A
424 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
Amazing Mastaba of Ka-GMNI, who was appointed to the rank Chief Justice in the old kingdom.
This Mastaba (Tomb) and others in Sakkara has lots of similarities.
This site is worth visiting and exploring, especially watching the professional carvings on the walls with too many stories behind and the long lasting colors of it.
I highly recommend.
Written 8 February 2017
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sakkara11
Cairo, Egypt606 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Friends
This mastaba is treated in the guidebooks as "non existent" or not very interesting... I love this mastaba, starting with its name... you enter this tomb... do not forget to haver a look to the dancers just after you entered in the first room. Than continue to go along the wall, still in the first room, to see the bas-reliefs of the cows crossing the river nile. see and find, where a pig is fed by a little boy mouth to mouth... what vivid scenes...!
Enter the (little) tomb to see "the rest" and have some respect for the "wasir" (minister) who was buried here... Hes name is a program: I have found my soul....
Written 31 July 2012
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zsy
Budapest349 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Friends
Very well preserved wall paintings and carvings, colorful, vivid and lots of funny scenes: crocodile – hippopotamus duels, ballet – dancers (maybe this is the first kan-kan illustration?); fine details of animals, like frog, dragonfly, cricket. All fishes can be identified and flowers as well. Take your time to enjoy all the details, everything such alive! We spent almost 1 hour there. Just stand there and "read" the comic strips on the wall from ca. 4500 years ago! Reports about daily life: how difficult it was that day with the cattles or fishing and hunting, what troubles the crocodiles and/or the hyppos caused currently…

Just behind Kagemni mastaba there is the tomb of Nikauisesi, worth a visit as well.
Can be visited with the “normal” entrance ticket; 60.- LE.
Written 25 March 2012
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DEK_29
Brisbane, Australia1,071 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
As the son in law and vizier to the sixth dynasty pharaoh Teti, Kagemmi was entitled to a well appointed tomb. the tomb is situated close to the pyramid of Teti itself and displays the everyday life of non-royal ancient Egyptians. Instead of scenes of being the world into balance, war scenes and courting the gods; we see Kagemmi overseeing the planting and growing of grain, hunting animals such as crocodiles and wonderful fishing scenes.

The scenes in the mastaba appear as either painted bas relief or two dimensional paintings. The fact that some of the scenes are in bas relief points to the high station that Kagemmi had in life. Free to enter and to take photographs; the Mastaba tomb of Kagemmi is well worthwhile exploring.
Written 17 February 2020
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MILOUW
New York City, NY1,363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The interior of this tomb displays remarkable bas reliefs along with colorful paintings.
The details of the people and animals are exquisite.
Inexplicably photos are allowed for smartphones but not for cameras!
Written 28 January 2020
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TravelGipsy
Naples, FL92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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simdrew
Colonel Light Gardens, Australia58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Kagemni must have had a grand life as Vizier to King Teti. He was married to Teti's daughter Nebtynubkhet Sesheshet (easier to pronounce in ancient Egyptian I hope).
The scenes in his mastaba show the rich elements of life 4300 years ago. The fishing scenes are particularly detailed. Beautiful.
Written 8 March 2019
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