Djaty

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Djaty in hieroglyphs
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Djati
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Djaty
Resting place
Mastaba G 7810, Giza
Religion Ancient Egyptian religion
Children Djaty II
Parents Queen Meresankh II
King Djedefre/Khafra

Djaty I (also Djati) was a prince who lived in the ancient Egypt during the 4th dynasty. He was an overseer of a royal expedition.[1]

Djaty was a son of Queen Meresankh II, daughter of King Khufu. Djaty's sisters were Nefertkau III and Nebty-tepites.[2]

Because Djaty had the title King's of his body, it is assumed he was a son of one pharaoh. It is known that Meresankh II married a king after death of her first husband Horbaef. This king would be a father of Djaty – either Djedefre or Khafra. On the other hand, Djaty maybe had his title because he was a grandson of Khufu.[3]

Djaty was married and had a son Djaty II. It is possible that he had more sons.[4]

After his death, Djaty was buried in the tomb known as G 7810.[5] This is a mastaba at Giza. In the tomb his wife and son are depicted. Djaty II is described as the eldest son of Djaty I.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meresankh II, Djaty's mother
  2. ^ Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson
  3. ^ Reisner, A history of the Giza Necropolis. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1942.
  4. ^ Reisner, A history of the Giza Necropolis. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1942.
  5. ^ Porter, Bertha and Moss, Rosalind, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings Volume III: Memphis, Part I Abu Rawash to Abusir, 2nd edition

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