Saqqara TombsSaqqara - The Places
Tomb of Pharaoh Hotepsekhemwy
or his successor Pharaoh Nebra
An Underground Gallery named “Tomb B” was found underneath the Funeral Passage of the Pharaoh Unas’ Necropolis and is from the 2nd Dynasty Period during which both Pharaoh reigned.
Tomb of Pharaoh Nynetjer
An Underground Gallery Tomb which has a similar architectural outlook as Tomb B. It was later reused as a burial for a woman’s coffin from the Ramesside Period. The Tomb is located underneath the Cortege Passage for Pharaoh Unas’ Necropolis and dates from the 2nd Dynasty. It’s Entrance Ramp leads down for 25m in to 3 galleries which are aligned East-West. It then extends into a maze-like system of doorways, vestibules and corridors. Inside the Tomb were discovered wine and beer jars, 56 Flint Knives, 44 Razors and 44 further blades.
Tomb of Ptahmes
Official from the Court of Pharaoh Seti I and Pharaoh Ramses II
Ptahmes had roles which include: “Mayor of Memphis”, “High Priest of Amun in Karnak”, “Army Chief”, “Overseer of the Treasury” and “Royal Scribe”.
The Tomb is found aside the Pyramid of Pharaoh Unas during the 19th Dynasty but to date Ptahmes’ Sarcophagus has not yet been located.
The Tomb held jars one of which holds the oldest solid cheese ever discovered. It also boasts several Chapels in its 70m long array.
Tomb of Wahtye,
Priest from the Court of
Pharaoh Neferirkare Kakai
The Tomb was discovered intact in December 2018. It had been buried in a ridge on the Saqqara Necropolis.
Wahtye was from the 5th Dynasty and served as an important Priest during the reign of Pharaoh Neferirkare Kakai.
His Tomb measures 10m long, by 3m 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 Wahtye, his wife Weret Ptah, and his mother, Merit Meen.