Benerib

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Benerib
Queen Consort of Egypt
Benerib.JPG
Names of Benerib and Hor-Aha, British Museum
Burial B14, Umm el-Qa'ab
Spouse Pharaoh Hor-Aha
Issue Unknown
Full name
Benerib
Dynasty 1st Dynasty of Egypt
Father Unknown
Mother Unknown
Religion Ancient Egyptian Religion
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Benerib [1]
in hieroglyphs

Benerib was a Queen Consort of ancient Egypt from the First dynasty. Benerib's name means "sweet of heart".

Biography[edit]

Benerib was a wife of pharaoh Hor-Aha,[2] but she was not the mother of his heir, Djer. The mother of king Djer is named as Khenthap, another wife of Hor-Aha. Benerib is thought to be the wife of Hor-Aha based on ivories found in her tomb at Abydos which show his name. A fragment of an ivory box with the names of Hor-Aha and Benerib was also found at Abydos and is now in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.[3]

Benerib's titles are not known, and neither is the identity of her parents.

Benerib was buried at Umm el-Qa'ab in tomb B14.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Tyldesley, Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt, 2006, Thames & Hudson
  2. ^ Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004), p.46
  3. ^ B. Porter and R.L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings, V. Upper Egypt: Sites. Oxford, 1937, pg 88,89
  4. ^ B. Porter and R.L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings, V. Upper Egypt: Sites. Oxford, 1937, pg 88,89