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Mastaba of Mereruka, Cairo

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Contact: +20 2 285 4509 (Tourist information)
Open Hours: Daily 9a-4:30p
The Mastaba of Mereruka is one of the largest in Saqqara with about 30 chambers. Excavated in 1893, by J. de Morgan, it is the tomb and funerary temple of Mereruka, Vizier to Pharaoh Teti of the VI Dynasty. Mereruka was also married to the pharaoh's daughter, Hert-Watet-Khet, who was a priestess of the cow goddess, Hathor. Mereruka, his wife, and their son, were all buried in this mastaba. The murals, depicting Mereruka and his family, are interesting and well preserved. Well worth a look.