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By Naguib Kanawati

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This unique research examines the claims for sensational intrigues within the sixth century Egyptian palace, culminating within the attainable assassination of King Teti by means of his personal bodyguards. New facts from the author's contemporary excavations is decided opposed to the written claims of the traditional historian Manetho. this gives the reader a special chance to check archaeological and historic facts, and sheds new mild at the political conspiracies and quarrels of the age. With over eighty illustrations, and transparent presentation of the dynastic tomb excavations, the e-book additionally offers an extraordinary and available perception into previous state society and management lower than the kings Unis, Teti and Pepy I. will probably be worthy to all scholars of Egyptian historical past.

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The chamber itself is large, plastered, but not decorated, and contains an inscribed stone sarcophagus. The walls of some rooms in the chapel are decorated in good-quality relief, but the fragmentary condition of the scenes and the incomplete publication of this tomb does not allow an accurate assessment of its contents. 1 To the left is Unis’ pyramid with the small tombs of the guards in front of it. In the centre are the two stone-built mastabas of Queen Nebet (left) and Ihy (right) with a narrow passage between them.

It is true that the simple ‘guards’ did not usually possess independent tombs, but it remains astonishing that simple female guards do not appear more often in the tombs of the higher-ranking officials as wives, daughters or retainers. During the last part of the Fifth Dynasty tombs of the guards were built at Giza, and Roth has noticed unusual concentrations of holders of this office in a certain part of the cemetery,78 although isolated cases are also found elsewhere. In the Sixth Dynasty the burial grounds of these officials moved to Saqqara, with the same concentration observed at Giza.

Like that of the latter, the tomb is formed of a descending stairway, an open court and a small chapel cut into the rock below the ground level. 12). Two false doors are fixed in the west wall of the chapel; the northern one is decorated, the southern is not. 03 metres deep leads to a small burial chamber with a burial pit and a stone lid. The lid was found against the wall of the chamber, but as its edges bear traces of mortar it must have originally covered the pit and been removed by plunderers.

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