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“Find the hidden sarcophagus and the hidden life-size statue”
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Mastaba of Ti
Ranked #14 of 78 things to do in Giza
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Valencia, Spain
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55 reviews
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“Find the hidden sarcophagus and the hidden life-size statue”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

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:

Sarcophagus:
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 …

Life-size statue:
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.

Visited July 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Soak it all in”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

One needs to remember how old these things are and that any remains is incredible. Located near the step pyramid in the Saqqara desert one has to use some imagination to wonder what it was like in its heyday. Although there is not a lot left, the polished columns give us some idea of what it must have been like. Around this area there was some preoccupation with building underground as you will see from some of the pits. I believe that there are a couple of miles of tunnels under the step pyramid.

Visited March 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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“Pyramid Teti in Saqqara Incredible”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

The funeral chamber is covered with writings and the ceiling is covered in stars. Saqqara is not far from Giza pyramids and well worth the stop. It pre dates Giza and Mastabas are well preserved .Surrounded by desert sands one feels the history. It is amazing that the Nile river used to come up to this area which is why there are hippos and crocs in the carvings.

I went twice over two days. Unfortunately the museum of Imhotep is closed due to security issues to protect it. This area holds even more to be discovered.

Visited September 2013
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Launceston, Australia
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“Fascinating”
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Out in the desert, seemingly isolated is the Mastaba of Ti. Well worth visiting is you have the time.

Visited June 2012
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“Great mastaba!!!!”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Well worth the detour away from most the tourists to drive down track to visit this lovely tomb with its great carvings!!!!

Visited April 2013
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