Cemeteries & Tombs

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Cemeteries & Tombs information

Giza , Egypt
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Private cemeteries are tucked into the hill alongside the causeways, as well as arrayed in neat rows around the Pyramids in a grid pattern – the Eastern Cemetery next to the Great Pyramid, as well as the Western Cemetery . Only a few of the tombs are open to the public at any given time, but the Tomb of Seshemnufer IV , just southeast of the Great Pyramid, is almost always open.

Just inside the columned entrance, carved deer adorn the walls of the entrance room, and there’s a burial chamber you can climb down into. At the north end of the western cemetery, the Tomb of Senegemib-Inti , contains interesting inscriptions, including a rather vicious-looking hippopotamus, rippling with muscle.