Egypt: Rulers, Kings and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt: Montuhotep IV

Montuhotep IV


1992-1987 B.C.

11th Dynasty

The sixth king of the 11th Dynasty was the son of Montuhotep III and Queen Imi. Following in his fathers footsteps, Montuhotep carried on with mining and quarrying. He had an immense sarcophagus lid quarried in Wadi Hammamat which was later sailed down the Nile to the tomb site. Montuhotep founded the harbor town of Kuser on the Red Sea. The Egyptians, preparing for a journey to Punt, needed a harbor town for the shipbuilding operations. Many of these projects were conducted by Montuhotep'ss successor, Amenemhet.