Mastaba of Ankhmahor

This burial place of a vizir of the VI Dynasty is known as the "doctor's tomb" due to its famous illustrations of surgical scenes, such as operations on a toe, a thumb, and circumcision, a procedure carried out on boys aged about ten. Although not obligatory, it was a sign of recognition vis-à-vis the Libyans, as after certain battles the Egyptians emasculated the uncircumcised dead to count the number of enemies killed.

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Serapeum
Serapeum
The Serapeum was the tomb of sacred
1:00
Tombs of the Nobles
Tombs of the Nobles
In the shadow of the Pyramid of Unas
1:00
Mastaba of Ptahhotep and Akhethotep
Mastaba of Ptahhotep and Akhethotep
This is the tomb of a V Dynasty
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