1-888-834-1448

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


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.


Back to Who's Who of Ancient Egypt

Last Updated: June 19th, 2011

Who are we?

Tour Egypt aims to offer the ultimate Egyptian adventure and intimate knowledge about the country. We offer this unique experience in two ways, the first one is by organizing a tour and coming to Egypt for a visit, whether alone or in a group, and living it firsthand. The second way to experience Egypt is from the comfort of your own home: online.