Fodor's Expert Review Mastaba of Mereruka

Saqqara Archaeological Site/Ruins

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.

Archaeological Site/Ruins Memorial/Monument/Tomb Building/Architectural Site Historical

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Saqqara, Giza  Egypt

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Rate Includes: £E80, as part of the Saqqara general admission

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