An artisan with the name of Bekh was in the employment of King Den, the fourth king of the First Dynasty. It is possible that he was sacrificed and buried with the king on the latter's death. Bekh's name was inscribed on two copper adzes and also on an ivory label, in conjunction with the king's. This might suggest a status higher than that of a simple artisan.
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