Street of Tombs, Saqqara
A short distance east of Kagemni's tomb, to the north of the Pyramid of Teti, we come to a street of tombs, with some interesting sixth Dynasty tombs, which was excavated by Loret in 1899 but is now partly covered by sand. The first of the tombs to be encountered is the badly ruined Tomb of Nefer-seshem-re or Sheshi, a Judge and Vizier, the chief remains of which are a hall with six square pillars, each bearing a figure of the dead man, and an elegant false door.
Tomb of Ankh-me-hor
The first tomb on the left on the Street of Tombs is the Tomb of Ankh-me-hor or Sesi, also known as the "Tomb of the Physician" because of the surgical operations depicted in its reliefs. The upper part of the walls has been destroyed.First room, on the wall to left of the entrance: harvest scenes; below, cattle being driven across a river. Second room, left hand wall: the dead man watching the catching of birds. Rear wall: statues being carved for the tomb, etc. In the doorway to the next room: sacrificial animals being slaughtered (on the right, an ox being thrown to the ground for slaughter). The three following rooms have the usual scenes of the presentation of offerings to the dead man, the slaughtering of cattle, etc.Adjoining the first room is a hall, the roof of which was borne by five pillars. In the doorway, on the right, are depicted two surgical operations: circumcision and an operation on a man's toe. On the entrance wall of the hall: to the right, servants and women mourning the dead man; to the left, dancing girls.
Tomb of Uze-he-teti
After Tomb of Ankh-me-hor comes the Tomb of Uze-he-teti or Nefer-seshem-ptah, also known as Seshi, "the first next to the king".From the vestibule a door (reliefs of sacrificial animals in the doorway) leads into a second chamber, with fine reliefs. Right hand wall: wild ducks being caught with a net; above, a poultry yard, catching of fowls, fattening of geese. Other walls: servants with votive gifts, some of them in boats. Last room, west wall: false door, from which the dead man is twice represented as emerging; above, a window, from which the dead man looks out; in front the offering table. Other walls: the dead man at table, servants with votive gifts, slaughtering of sacrificial oxen.