The Pyramid of Teti is an ancient Egyptian pyramid located in Saqqara, Egypt. It is the oldest famous stone pyramid in the world and was for Pharaoh Teti, the first king of the Sixth Dynasty.

The pyramid stands at a height of approximately 65 meters and has a base of 230 meters. 

The Pyramid of Teti was built using the step pyramid design, which was a precursor to the later smooth-sided pyramids. The stepped design allowed for a more gradual ascent to the pyramid’s summit.

It is also notable for its unique features, including its sloping sides and its lack of external inscriptions.

Despite its age and simplicity, the Pyramid of Teti remains an important archaeological site and provides valuable insights into the development of pyramid architecture in ancient Egypt.

The Necropolis of Teti

All around the funerary complex of the king extends one of the richest parts of the necropolis of Saqqara. The king, whose special destiny seems to have impressed his contemporaries, will be revered later as a divine mediator along with a few courtiers who have in some sense inherited it by reputation. The king was also accompanied by his two principal wives. Who each had a pyramid accompanied with a temple of worship.

The pyramid

Pyramid of Teti stands at a height of approximately 65 meters and has a base of 230 meters. 

However, the proportions and plan of the pyramid follow exactly the same pattern as that of the pyramid of Dejedkare Isesi. The internal dimensions and slope are the same and it is otherwise very similar.