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1. Zoser's step pyramid

2. Entrance and Hall

3. Mortuary temple

4. Meet Zoser

5. Heb-Sed Court

6. House of South

7. Pyramid of Unas

8. Causeway; boat pits

9. Valley Temple

10. Tomb of Horemheb

11. Saite & Persian tombs

12. Sekhemkhet pyramid

13. Teti pyramid

14. Entering the tomb

15. Mastabas

16. Mereruka

17. Ti

18. Kagemni

19. Akhti-Hotep and Ptah-Hotep

20. Pyramid of Userkaf

21. 1. & 3.Dynasty Tombs

22. Philsopher's Circle

23. Serapeum

South Saqqara

25. Pepi 2 pyramid

26. Faraoun mastaba

27. Pepi 1 pyramid

28. Djedkare pyramid

29. Merenre pyramid

30. Ibi pyramid


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Saite & Persian tombs

Persian tomb at Saqqara, Egypt

The Saite and Persian tombs, covering the period from 664 until 404 BCE, are badly marked on most maps, but you will not miss them. Together with the Pyramid of Zoser are they among the most dramatic views of Saqqara.
Rulers and notables of this period knew well that nether pyramids or mountain tombs could keep thieves out, so in order to preserve their tombs they dug deep into the flat ground, making it impossible for thieves to dig alternative entrances.
Looking down into their tombs, creates vertigo. The largest belongs to the Saite general Amon-Tefnakht.
Persian tomb at Saqqara, Egypt

By Tore Kjeilen