Pyramid of Teti

The Pyramid of Teti is another of the important structures located in the pyramid fields of Saqqara. Built between 2345 and 2333 BC in the Sixth Dynasty, Teti was just the second of the Egyptian pyramids to contain Pyramid Texts, or magic spells written or carved into the walls of the tombs. Upon excavation and exploration in the late 19th century, it was revealed that the Pyramid of Teti is made up of one main pyramid for the burial of the king, a funerary temple and two smaller pyramids likely intended for the queens of the Pharaoh Teti.

Pyramid of Teti

From above ground, the Pyramid of Teti looks like it is completely ruined, and it could even be mistaken for a small hill rather than a pyramid structure. Thankfully, the corridors and chambers located underground are in much better condition and have been amazingly preserved over time. Although the valley temple is lost, you can still see the Teti’s Room of the Greats, the interior chapel containing five different statues of the Pharaoh Teti, the long descending hallway that leads to the burial chamber, the funerary apartments for the pharaoh and the Pyramid Texts inscribed on the walls.