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Meydum (Medum, Meidum)
(2924' N 3109'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.

meydum pyramid

the pyramid

the mastaba of Nefermaat


Distribution of finds from Meydum and Memphis 1910 | Meydum on a map of Egypt | background information



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