Builder: King Teti.
Constructed: 2345–2333 BC.
Height: 52.5 meters.
Location: North Saqqara.
Teti is the first king of the 6th dynasty, the length of his reign is believed to be 12 years. He had nine daughters from different wives, he named them after his mother queen Sesheshet which made it very easy to track his family. Teti chose a location at north Saqqara to build his pyramid; it was built to the north of king Userkaf’s pyramid. The pyramid was built on a relatively high ground; the core was built in steps using low quality limestone, most of it collapsed later. The outer surface was made of smooth white limestone; some of it is still preserved on the east side of the pyramid.
The entrance to the pyramid is at ground level and was covered with a huge flagstone and a chapel was built over it.
The interior of Teti’s pyramid is similar to Unas’s but on a larger scale. From the entrance, a passage descends to a corridor-chamber, the antechamber is located exactly under the central axis of the pyramid, to the east there is a room with 3 niches, and the main burial chamber opens to the west. The sarcophagus is well preserved and is inscribed with a single band of pyramid text. The walls of the antechamber and the main chamber are also were inscribed with text that is well preserved till today.