Enjoy our newly launched virtual tour for the Tomb of Ty in Saqqara discovered in 1877, by Auguste Mariette.
This tour comes within the initiative launched since March by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to make available some of the archaeological sites in Egypt to people worldwide during their confinement through posting them on its website and social media platforms.
These tours and video guided tours will be posted every Wednesday at 8:00 PM,
Ty’s tomb is considered one of the most spectacular of the Old Kingdom due to the splendor and precision of its inscriptions and the preservation of its colors. The walls of the tomb show various scenes of everyday life, the most important of which are those depicting farming, boat building, grazing and poultry fattening.
Ty was a Fifth Dynasty (c.2494–2345 BC) senior official, who served as supervisor of the pyramids and sun temples of Abusir.
The tomb has a serdab (“cave” in Persian), a sealedoff chamber containing a statue, or statues, of the deceased. A small rectangular opening in the wall of Ty’s serdab acts as a window through which he, embodied in his statues, could observe the offerings that were being presented to him. The burial chamber of Ty, which is carved into the rock below the tomb chapel, contains the huge limestone sarcophagus in which he was buried.
This virtual Tour is made in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities and Virtual Mid East Company.