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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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“ancient egypt” (4 reviews)
Saqqara, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We went into Idut's tomb to see the same reliefs that others have described below. Perhaps Idut's tomb was part of the Mastaba of Mereruka - the guide did mention a visit to that mastaba - but the sign on the door only said "Idut's...More

Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I had actually visited the Mastaba of Kagemni and not the Mastaba of Mereruka, both are next to each other only Mereruka is always locked and one needs to pay an entry fees while Kagemni is having free entry. Our guide told us both are...More

Thank Mayank A
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The reliefs in this tomb are really fascinating in the amount of detail they show. Some of my favorites were hippopotamus hunt and the marshes. We were lucky enough to have a guide who could explain their meanings and point out other small details we...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The Tombs are beautiful. You can walk into them without crawling to it. Local guy who charges you to take photos is annoying but he didn't bother us much. Quick 10LE and he was gone. Some of the best and most colorful hieroglyphics in North...More

Thank wick1979
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Visited: 2nd April 2016. I have been to Egypt 5 times over the last 31 years and this was my first visit here and I feel like I have missed out previously. This is typically combined with the trip to Saqqara's step pyramid. You want...More

Thank sanjivsach
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Another cool tomb to see with cool hieroglyphs. Take the time to see it and take some good photos. One of the local "guides" will want a tip for showing you around and speaking about the history of it.

Thank Kyle L
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Its really worth to pay extra ticket and see the mastaba of Mereruka, which is not crowded at all. Its something what will just throw you back to ancient Egypt. Beautiful reliefs depicting daily life, everywhere is spirit of Ancient Egypt. l was lucky that...More

Thank MariamMad
Reviewed 14 February 2013

Beautiful carvings depicting daily life in ancient Egypt. It was refurbished, so now it is even better. Less visitors than usual, so a must for interested people.

Thank veigapaula
Reviewed 19 August 2012

We went here in 2/2004 and I still remember it as one of my favorites! We went towards the end of the day, after touring the rest of Saqqara/Djoser so we had the place entirely to ourselves. The pictures inside are beautiful and still easy...More

Thank ramicaza
Reviewed 20 March 2012

... in March 2012. We have visited it in 2001, it was open that time. This tomb is one of the most beautiful tombs in the Saqqara area. Don't be sad, there are many other tombs and mastabas open, that are as nice as this...More

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