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Address: Saqqara, Cairo, Egypt
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Dating back to the 6th Dynasty (2323-2150 BC), this is the largeset tomb...

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
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Abingdon, Maryland
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Abingdon, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 probably would have missed. This tomb is easy to navigate, no stooping or bending as... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Egypt

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a guide for this: mainly so that you appreciate the story that is told via... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 l was the only visitor inside mastada, so l could fully enjoy my stay inside,... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 to see - hunting and fishing scenes, etc. At the time, my son was around... More 

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Budapest
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 one.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2009

One of the my first experiences in Egypt was the first morning at my tour. We visited Memphis and Saqqara, among my favorite spots in Egypt. After seeing the step pyramid of Djoser and the pyramid of Unas and of Teti, we toured the mastaba of Mereruka. This official's tomb is among the largest in Saqqara and includes thirty three... More 

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