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Within the area of Saqqara, we can find the pyramid of Teti, the Sovereign that began Egypt's 6th dynasty. His rule spanned 12 years, and nearby his resting place lies the Mastaba of his , the burial chamber for Seshseshet, his eldest progeny. Teti's sarcophagus is meticulously crafted from greywacke, a sedimentary rock composed of sandstone, quartz, and feldspar particles fused to form an incredibly resilient material suitable for tombs and sarcophagi.


Originally, Teti's pyramid stood at an impressive height of 52.5 metres and measured 78.5 metres in size. In ancient Egyptian times, these dimensions translated to 150 cubits in length and a towering 100 cubits high.

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