Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Hetepheres I

Hetepheres I

4th Dynasty

Hetepheres I was the wife of Snofru and the mother of Khufu. Her funeral furnishings, which were gold inlaid and covered in semiprecious stones, were all moved to a new place by Khufu's vizier, Hemiunu. Her mummy had been reburied, because the original sarcophagus had been stolen by grave robbers. She was honored by Khufu and his court. All of her furnishings and toilet articles have provided many details about the extent of the royal luxuries and comforts of her era. Some of the things that were found were razors that were made of layers of gold. All of the contents of her burial chamber can be found in both the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

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Last Updated: June 20th, 2011

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