Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Aakheperkare-senb


18th Dynasty

The pyramids in Giza, Saqqara, Meidum and Aub Roash frequently attracted appreciative visitors during the reigns of the kings of later times. One such visitor was Aakheperkare-senb, the son of an important temple functionary, who left an inscription on the walls of the Meidum mortuary temple, ascribed to King Sneferu of the Fourth Dynasty; Aakheperkare-senb's graffito is one of the reasons for the pyramid's attribution to the king. He says that he found the pyramid 'as though heaven were within it and the sun rising in it'. He prays that the heavens may rain with myrrh and drip with incense upon its roof.

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Last Updated: June 21st, 2011