The necropolis of Saqqara has been used by the inhabitants of Memphis for several centuries. Although there are few great monuments from the Middle Kingdom, the other periods of pharaonic history are well attested. Naturally, the shape of the tombs that were built changed over time. Also, the necropolis changed from an essentially royal necropolis to the burial ground of high officials. Here you can find out more about the architecture of tombs in Saqqara in the Early Dynastic period, the Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom, the New Kingdom, and during the Late Period.