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Egypt: Rulers, Kings and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt: Wenis


Wenis

2356-2323 B.C.

5th Dynasty

Wenis was the ninth king of the 5th Dynasty. He ruled Egypt from 2356 till 2323 BC. During his reign, successful trade expeditions were conducted with neighboring nations. An inscription raised at Elephantine shows a giraffe that was brought to Egypt with other exotic animals for ancient Egyptians, during Wenis' reign. Another drawing found on a discovered vase shows battle scenes during his reign. There was a major famine during this time. Wenis had two wives, Queen Nebet, who was the mother of Prince Wenisakh, and Queen Khenut. The king was buried in Saqqara in a marvelous tomb with walls covered with the "Pyramid Texts".


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