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Occupation Queen consort of Egypt
Spouse(s) Djoser
Children Inetkaes, Princess of Egypt
Parent(s) Khasekhemwy, Pharaoh of Egypt?
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in hieroglyphs

Hetephernebti was a queen of the third dynasty of the Old Kingdom of ancient Egypt. She was the only known wife of Pharaoh Djoser.[1]

Hetephernebti and a King’s Daughter Inetkaes were named on stelae found around Djoser’s Sakkara pyramid complex and on a Heliopolis relief showing Djoser accompanied by the two of them.[2]

Among her titles were “one who sees Horus” (m33.t-ḥrw-) and “great of sceptre” (wr.t-ht=s), both common for important queens in this period, also, she was called “King's Daughter”, which means she was possibly a daughter of Djoser's predecessor Khasekhemwy and Nimaethap, thus a sister or half-sister of her husband.[3]


  1. ^ Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004) ISBN 0-500-05128-3, p.48
  2. ^ Dodson & Hilton, pp.46-48
  3. ^ Dodson & Hilton, p.48