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The Persian Shafts


The Persian Shafts

The Persian Shafts are found south of the Pyramid of Unas. A spiral staircase is used to reach the tombs. It descends about eighty feet to the bottom. The tombs belong to the high officials in the two centuries of Persian occupation and rule. The tombs are linked together by underground passageways. One tomb belonging to Psam-tik, a Chief Physician, has hieroglyphs taken from the Pyramid Texts. The adjoining tomb, which belonged to an admiral, Djenhebu, was found to have the mummy intact and many items of gold and jewelry, among other items. The third tomb belongs to Pedese, the son of Psam-tik.


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