The majority of visitors (and guides) completely miss the sarcophagus and the life-size statue which are in two other rooms. Here's where they're hidden:
Everyone was ignoring the custodian who was pointing at a dark hole in the ground. It didn't look like anything. But being the insatiable explorer that I am, I decided to go down the steps into the hole. From within the hole I shouted back to the people above me: "There's a tunnel!" which prompted everyone to venture down. The short passageway opened onto a small room with a huge stone sarcophagus.
But that wasn't the best part. There is something else in this room which will transport you back in time or make you feel like you're in the film The Mummy. No, it's not a mummy. It's something else. You'll see when you get there …
I'd read that there was a hidden statue in a sealed room, and that the only way to see it was through a peep-hole. But the trick was to choose the right peep-hole as there are three. So I made a game of it as we entered the mastaba by saying "Be the first to find the statue!"
For the location of the thrilling mastaba of Ti (not to be confused with the pyramid of Teti) and other mastabas, see my review on Saqqara Pyramids.
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