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Mereruka's Mastaba

Mereruka's Mastaba Review

H Mereruka's Mastaba. Shared by his son and his wife, this is the largest mastaba tomb in Saqqara. It dates to the 6th Dynasty (2323–2150 BC) and shows some of the finest scenes of fishing, hunting, metalworking (note the dwarfs), sailing, and force-feeding of animals, including a hyena in the statue chamber. A statue of Mereruka emerging from a niche marks the main offering spot for his cult.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Saqqara
  • Cost: £E60, as part of the Saqqara general admission
  • Hours: Daily 8–4
  • Location: Saqqara

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