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Mastaba of Ptahshepses Mastaba of Ptahshepses
Photo courtesy of The Egypt Archive

There are many monuments and mastabasWhat does it mean? scattered in the area but this one is particularly interesting.

This mastaba is considered the largest non-royal tomb in Egypt. It belongs to Ptahshepses who was a court official. Two six-meter-high columns with bud capitals flank the entrance of the mastaba. It consists of many rooms and at the southernmost side, there are 2 rooms that probably held Solar BoatsWhat does it mean? one day.

As well as being a burial place, the mastaba also included a mortuary temple.

Though reliefs are not well-preserved, the tomb is indeed a typical example of a mastaba. 

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