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


6th Dynasty

There were in fact two viziers called Bawi - father and son. They came from Akhmim, the capital of the ninth Panopolite nome of Upper Egypt. Both were buried in rock-cut tombs in the mountain of El Hawawish, near the capital. The elder Bawi was vizier during the reign of King Pepy I, and his son served king Pepy II. A finely painted coffin belonging to the younger Bawi survives.

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Last Updated: June 20th, 2011