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The explanation of new dynasty beginning could probably be only the fact, that its founder Teti wasn't a son of Pharaoh Unas, but his son-in-law. The length of his reign is not known, but Manetho set it for 30 years in his lists.

We don’t know much about Teti’s reign and his actions. Teti provided privileges to the temple in Abydos (Abdju) and took part in expansion of goddess Hathor worshipping in Dendera.

Teti’s pyramidal complex in Saqqara

Teti let build his pyramidal complex in northern Saqqara, several hundred of meters from known step pyramid of the King Djoser. Teti’s pyramid was quite small, it measured about 43 meters with the base of size 64 x 64 meters. Only a mound of rocks and grit preserved from it till the present.

Teti’s pyramid was built from not thoroughly worked blocks of granite. The remains of its inner part are extensively damaged by both, the burglars and ravages of time. But a great part of the Pyramid Texts was preserved, by which the pyramid was decorated. Surprisingly the Teti’s sarcophagus was preserved as well.

Most of the Teti’s period dignitaries is buried around his pyramid. Some of the pyramids were destroyed intentionally still at the time of the ruler’s reign. This can be a sign of a fact, that Teti settled accounts hard with his opposition, because such a punishment meant no after death existence of the dissents.



Message from the Nile

  • History of Czech institution of egyptology

    The Czech egyptology founder is Frantisek Lexa, the author of up to now evaluated work about ancient Egypt magic and Demotic grammar. Seminar for egyptology started thanks to him in Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of Charles University in Prague in 1925. Two years later Lexa became the first regular professor of egyptology in then Czechoslovakia.

  • Abusir - outstation of Czech egyptology expedition

    Abusir is an archaeological locality in Egypt named after nearby recent village Abusir. It is situated on western Nile bank on the edge of Libyan tableland approximately 20 kilometers to the south-west of Cairo. The name of this locality is derived from ancient Egypt god Osiris, from Per Usir (Busiris), "(cult) place of Osiris" (Busiris in Greek).

  • Researches in Western desert

    Czech egyptology is successful in researching not only on pyramidal fields in Abusir recently, but also in supporting and organizing smaller expeditions into egyptian Western desert. Czech expedition has been working even in slowly evanescent oasis El-Hajez since 2003, which is situated about 400 km to the south-west from Cairo.

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