Meketre is first attested in a rock inscription in the Wadi Shatt el-Rigala. Here he bears the simple title sealer. The inscription is dated to year 41 of king Mentuhotep II. On reliefs from the mortuary temple of the same king in Deir el-Bahari Meketre bears the title of the chancellor and was evidently promoted in the meantime. The same title was found on a statue in his tomb, while on relief fragments in this tomb, he the maimn title is high steward. The tomb lies next to a big, unfinished royal tomb. The latter was originally assigned to king Mentuhotep III. New research assigns it to Amenemhat I. Therefore, Meketre most likely died under the latter king.
Meketre's tomb (TT280) is located in Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, part of the Theban Necropolis contained several wooden replicas, representing the daily activities and life in Ancient Egypt, together with figurines of ships and cattle were placed near miniature buildings and gardens.
- James P. Allen: The high officials of the early Middle Kingdom, in: Nigel Strudwick, John H. Taylor (editors): The Theban Necropolis, Past, Present and Future, London 2003, ISBN 0714122475, p. 19
-  Amenemhat I
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