Pyramid of Teti

Monument in Saqqara, Memphis & Dahshur

The Pyramid of Teti (2345–2323 BC), the first pharaoh of the 6th dynasty, was built in step form and cased in limestone, but today only a modest mound remains. In the interior you can see portions of the hieroglyphic spells of the Pyramid Texts up close, as well as a shower of stars. Within the intact burial chamber, Teti’s basalt sarcophagus is well preserved, and represents the first example of a sarcophagus with inscriptions.

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