Meydum (Medum, Meidum)
(29°24' N 31°09'E)
|the mastabas (tomb index)||
Meydum is the site of a cemetery from the beginning of the Fourth Dynasty (about 2600 - 2450 BC). At Meydum king Snefru (about 2600 BC) built the first "true" pyramid. The mastaba of Nefermaat is one of the largest private tombs of the Old Kingdom.
|the mastaba of Nefermaat|
Distribution of finds from Meydum and Memphis 1910 | Meydum on a map of Egypt | background information
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