MASTABA OF PTAHHOTEP The tomb was explored by Auguste Mariette in 1850, then by Norman Garis Davis in 1868 and finally by Abd El Salam Mohammed Hussein in 1940.

This tomb belongs to father Ptahhotep and son Akhethotep, both were high officials in the 2nd half of the 5th dynasty. Both were Vizier of the king and judge.

The discovery of the tomb of Akhethotep of the 5th Dynasty, took place in 1943

Akhethotep’s titles included that of a vizier around 2400 B.C., WHICH made him the highest official in the royal court,

only second after the king.

He was also overseer of the treasuries, overseer of the scribes of the king’s documents, and overseer of the granaries. Akhethotep was the son of Ptahhotep.

His father was also a vizier

In 1940, Abd El Salam Mohammed Hussein, architect of the Department of Antiquities, prepared a plan based on his explorations near King Unas’ causeway, which showed a group of tombs located approximately 190-220 meters from the pyramid.

of Unas, which included the tomb of Akhethotep.

The graves were found in a cavity about 10 meters below a wall protecting the causeway

After the entrance to the tomb there is a corridor with inscriptions and images, but unfortunately not complete.

This corridor ends in a room with 4 pillars. And this room is also decorated, followed by two smaller rooms, one for Ptahhotep and one for his son. Here are images from everyday life, bird and fish hunting.

And hunting bigger game. Offerings processes and wrestling scenes and hieroglyph texts.

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