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Cairo Sights

Mastaba of Mereruka

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Updated 09/02/2015

Fodor's Review

Shared by Mereruka's 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.

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Saqqara, Egypt

Sight Details:

  • £E80, as part of the Saqqara general admission
  • Daily 8–4

Updated 09/02/2015


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