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Persian Tombs Persian Tombs
Photo by Raymon Kondos © 2009 Your Egypt

The Persian tombs are to the south of Unas pyramid. They are deep underground in a shaft that descends 25 meters deep (82 ft) in the earth. The tombs are reached through a spiral staircase.

Down there you'll find three tombs. Their decorations are exquisite and refer to the profession of the deceased. The westernmost one belongs to Djenhebu, a Persian admiral. The center one belongs to Psamtik (also known as Psammetichus in Greek), a chief physician of the royal court. The easternmost one belongs to Pedese, the son of Psamtik.

The 3 officials were living during the Persian occupation of Egypt.

The tombs are currently closed to visitors.

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