Khuit I

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For pharaoh Teti's wife, see Khuit.
Khuit in hieroglyphs
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A King's Wife from the Fifth dynasty of Egypt
Possibly a wife of Menkauhor Kaiu
Buried in Saqqara

Khuit I was an Egyptian queen who lived in the 5th dynasty of Egypt.

She was buried in mastaba D 14 at Saqqara. Khuit I has been suggested as a possible wife of Pharaoh Menkauhor Kaiu, but this is far from certain.[1] Another queen by the name of Meresankh IV is more commonly suggested as the wife of Menkauhor Kaiu and thus may have been a contemporary of Khuit.[2][3]

held the titles Great one of the hetes-sceptre (wrt-hetes), She who sees Horus and Seth (m33t-hrw-stsh), Great of Praises, King’s Wife, his beloved, Attendant of the Great One, King’s Daughter, and King’s Wife.[4]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ W. Grajetzki, Ancient Egyptian Queens: a hieroglyphic dictionary, 2005
  2. ^ Joyce Tyldesley, Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt, Thames and Hudson, 2006
  3. ^ Dodson, Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, 2004
  4. ^ W. Grajetzki, Ancient Egyptian Queens: a hieroglyphic dictionary, 2005