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This is one of the top 10 masterpieces of the Museum. This limestone block fragment came from the debris of the north wall of the antechamber within the pyramid of king Pepi (Pepy) I at Saqqara. The fragment contains 5 vertical columns of green-filled hieroglyphic inscriptions. The cartouche of the king Pepi was carved four times. The inscriptions describe the formulae for the ascent of the king to heaven and for his eternal supply of food and drink. From Saqqara, Egypt. Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, 2332-2287 BCE. With thanks to The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. Photo © Osama S. M. Amin.
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