Tourism in Double Mastaba of Ptah Hotep and Akhhotep



Tourism in Double Mastaba of Ptah Hotep and Akhhotep.
The Double Mastaba of Ptahhotep and Akhhotep is located in the western section of the Necropolis of Saqqara, in the way to the Serapeum. Dating back to the Fifth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom, it is a double mastaba that housed the bodies of Ptah Hotep and Akhti Hotep, who might have been Ptah Hotep's father. Ptahhotep was 'the City Administrator' and 'First Minister' during the reign of Djedkare Isesi. He is credited with authoring the Instruction of Ptahhotep, an early piece of Egyptian literature meant to instruct the King's son in appropriate behavior. The incomplete scenes on the entrance manifest the way they were made with gridlines measuring the proportionality of the figures. The ceiling in the tomb chamber is made of stones that imitate trunks of palm trees. Among the multiple de...Read More


Tourism in Double Mastaba of Ptah Hotep and Akhhotep

Tombs in Saqqara
* Double Mastaba of Ptah Hotep and Akhhotep * Ibis and Baboon Catacombes * Mastaba of Ankhmahor * Mastaba of Kagemni * Mastaba of Mereruka * Mastaba of Neferherenptah * Mastaba of Queens Khenut and Nebet * Mastaba of Shepseskaf
* Mastaba of Vizier Mehu * Serapeum * The Pantheon of the Philosophers * Tomb of Aper-el * Tomb of Hesire * Tomb of Horemheb * Tomb of Irukaptah * Tomb of Kaaper ( Sheikh El Beled)
* Tomb of Maya * Tomb of Nefer * Tomb of Neferrenpet * Tomb of Princess Idut * Tomb of the Two Brothers * Tomb of Ti

A colored relief decorating walls of the Double Mastaba of Ptah Hotep and Akhhotep, showing some people involved in different activities


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