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


12th Dynasty

Sihathor was an official during the 12th Dynasty, serving Amenemhet II (1929-1892 B.C.) as a supervisor of Egyptian mines in the Sinai and in the region below the cataracts. He was considered an expert on turquoise, a stone prized by the Egyptians and favored by the goddes Hathor. He also took part in the construction of the pyramid of Amenemhet II at dashur, and supervised the building of ten statues for the mortuary complex. Sihathor's stela, which gives an account of his career and his era, is in the British Museum.

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Last Updated: June 20th, 2011

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