Egypt: Rulers, Kings and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt: Niuserre Izi

Niuserre Izi

2416-2392 B.C.

5th Dynasty

Izi (Niuserre) was the sixth king of the Dyn. V. He ruled Ancient Egypt from 2416 till 2392 BC, and is famous for both his solar temple at Abu Gorab and his pyramid at Abu Sir. The reliefs in the burial chamber of his pyramid describe his military campaigns against Libyan rivals in the Western Desert and against the Asiatics in Sinai. He left an inscription at Wadi Maghara which served as a guide to the mineral mines of the region. His two wives, Reputneb and Khentikus, were buried near him at Abu Sir.