Learning how great cities and monumental structure were built thousands of years ago sounds fantastic. But wouldn’t you want to know what is inside a pyramid in Egypt? I mean, to actually walk into the pyramid. We did get a chance to do exactly the same at Saqqara. Read about the first ever built pyramid here – Travel Egypt – Step Pyramid Of Djoser. About 500 meters from the Step Pyramid is the Pyramid of Teti. Teti was the first pharaoh of the sixth dynasty. Teti’s reign is considered to be flourished for around 12 years. and his pyramid was constructed about 300 years after Djoser’s pyramid.
The pyramid is in ruins and what we see now is only a mound of gravel and sand. Similar to other pyramids in this time period, this was a step pyramid too. In contrast to the exterior, the inside of the pyramid is largely intact. We were absolutely thrilled with the opportunity to go inside a pyramid in Egypt that was constructed thousands of years ago.
The entrance to the subterranean chambers is through the north side of the pyramid. We descended a small passage to a corridor which can be navigated through only by crouching down.
The burial chamber is on the right side of the passage. The chamber has high vaulted style ceiling with star shaped engraving. The heavy stone sarcophagus is on the far side of the room. Unfortunately, Tomb robbers have broken into the sarcophagus very long ago and stole all the valuables.
On the other end of burial chamber is a smaller chamber with low entrance way. It used to hold the King’s treasure and food for his journey into afterlife. No thanks to the robbers, its just empty now.
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