Meritetes


Meritetes
(fl. 2580 BC)
   A queen of Khufu of Dynasty 4. She is known from a now lost inscription and is believed to have been buried in one of the unnnamed queen’s pyramidsnear her husband’s pyramid at Giza. She may have been the mother of Kawab. Two princesses of Dynasty 4 also bore this name. Alater Queen Meritetes was the wife of Pepy I of Dynasty 6.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Meritites I — See also Meritites, about other ladies with this name. Meritites in hieroglyphs …   Wikipedia

  • Meritites II — See also Meritites, about other ladies with this name. Meritites in hieroglyphs …   Wikipedia

  • Kawab — (fl. 2580 BC)    Son of Khufu of Dynasty 4 and possibly Meritetes. He was apparently Khufu’s eldest son and destined successor, but he died before his father and was buried in amastabanear Khufu’s pyramid at Giza. His widow, Hetepheres II, then… …   Ancient Egypt

  • Khufu — (reigned c. 2592–2566 BC)    The Greek form of his name is Cheops. Second king of Dynasty 4, son of Snefru and Hetepheres I. The Great PyramidatGizawas built during his reign as his tomb, surrounded by the mastaba tombs of his family and… …   Ancient Egypt

  • Pepy I — King 2332 2283 BC.     Later generations venerated Pepy I as one of the great rulers of the Old Kingdom. It is probable that as the son of Queen Iput, he succeeded *Teti, although another king Usekare appears to have ruled briefly for a year,… …   Ancient Egypt