Fragment from pyramid of king Pepi I

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 March 2016

This limestone block fragment came from the debris of the north wall of the antechamber within the pyramid of king Pepi (Pepy) I at Saqqara. The fragment contains 5 vertical columns of green-filled hieroglyphic inscriptions. The cartouche of the king Pepi was carved four times. The inscriptions describe the formulae for the ascent of the king to heaven and for his eternal supply of food and drink. From Saqqara, Egypt. Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, 2332-2287 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London (With thanks to The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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