Behenu

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Behenu was an Ancient Egyptian queen of the Sixth dynasty. She is thought to have been the wife of either Pepi I or of Pepi II.[1]

The remnants of her pyramid were first discovered in 2007, and news of the discovery of her burial chamber was made public in March 2010.[2] The complex was discovered in the vicinity of the pyramid of the Pepi II,[3] and it is thought that she was "most probably"[4] the wife of this pharaoh, but no inscription has been uncovered that would positively link her to him.[3]

A set of Pyramid texts was uncovered along with the burial chamber. This is only the second known instance of these ancient religious texts being used in association with a Queen instead of the pharaoh.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hawass, Zahi. "Press Release - Burial Chamber of Queen Behenu Discovered". Archived from the original on 28 March 2010. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ Rossella, Lorenzi. "Discovery.com: Ancient Egyptian Queen's Burial Chamber Discovered". Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Bossone, Andrew. "Al-Masry Al-Youm: Ancient queen's pyramid discovered in Saqqara". Archived from the original on 8 March 2010. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ El-Aref, Nevine. "Al-Ahram Weekly: Momentous new finds". Archived from the original on 9 April 2010. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ancient Egyptian queen’s burial chamber unearthed". The Star (Toronto). March 3, 2010. Archived from the original on 7 March 2010. Retrieved March 8, 2010.