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


1st Dynasty

Mereneith was a queen during the 1st Dynasty and was possibly the wife of Wadj. She was also thought to have been the mother of Den, although she may have only been his regent while he was a child. She did rule Egypt for a time according to mortuary complexes dedicated to her at Abydos and Saqqara. Part of her funeral regalia included about 20 Egyptians, which included craftsmen and artisans. It is not known whether these people were killed or buried with her after they died naturally. A stela had her name blended with royal emblems, as did her coffin.

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Last Updated: June 19th, 2011

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