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Tomb of Wahti

Saqqara Tombs - Saqqara - The Places

Wahti, Royal Wab Priest from the Court of
5th Dynasty 
Pharaoh Neferirkare Kakai

The Tomb was discovered intact in December 2018. It had been buried in a ridge on the Saqqara Necropolis.

Wahti was from the 5th Dynasty, Old Kingdom Period, and served as an important Royal Wab Priest during the reign of Pharaoh Neferirkare Kakai. He also held the roles of Inspector of God’s Shrine and Inspector in the Divine Barque. 

His Tomb measures 10.5m long, by 2.7m wide and 3m high and has 5 shafts which are highly decorated with hieroglyphs and coloured statues carved into the walls of the tomb.

These include the reliefs of Wahti, his wife Weret Ptah, and his mother, Merit Meen, and their daily lives.

There are 2 False Doors inside the Tomb, one for Wahti himself and one for his mother Meritmin.