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Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Niankhre

Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Niankhre


Fifth Dynasty

Niankhre was Court Physician during the Fifth Dynasty when the clinical and medical sciences flourished. His statue suggests that he himself was crippled. He was, perhaps, a priest of Heka, the god of magic; he was also concerned with Selket, the scorpion goddess, who was invoked as a protector against her creatures' stings.

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Last Updated: June 19th, 2011

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