The Tomb of Kaaper (or Ka-Aper) is situated in the northern section of the Necropolis of Saqqara. Dating back to the Fifth Dynasty, during the reign of King Userkaf, the tomb belongs to a noble called Ka-Aper who was a ‘Scribe of the Royal Armies’ (probably on the Eastern Frontier). It was excavated and documented in 1989. The tomb has a large rectangular superstructure encased in limestone. Its façade was once decorated with portrayals of the deceased. The rectangular offering chapel contains the remains of a false door with a red granite altar sunk into the floor before it and a serdab behind it. In the tomb, a very beautiful wooden statue of the deceased was discovered. Finding that the statue resembles the chief of their own village, the locals who discovered it called it 'Sheikh el-Balad', the Arabic title for the 'Chief of the Village'.