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Eldest King's Son, Director of the Palace, etc
Dynasty 4th Dynasty
Pharaoh Khafre
Father Khafre
Burial Mastaba LG 87 in Giza
in hieroglyphs

Iunre (Yunre) was an ancient Egyptian prince of the 4th dynasty. He was the son of king Khafre.[1] He was named after Ra.


His titles include:[2]

  • the King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Khafre, His Eldest Son of His Body
  • Chief Ritualist of His Father, Scribe of the God's Book of His Father, Sole Confidant of His Father,
  • Director of the Palace
  • Guardian of the Secrets of the House of the Morning
  • Priest of the Souls of Nekhen ..., High Priest
  • Overseer of All the Works
  • Honored by His Father, Secretary of His Father, He Who is in [the Heart] of His Father


Iunre's tomb is G 8466, located in the Central Field which is part of the Giza Necropolis.[3] The tomb is rockcut and the courtyard contains a life-size statue of a man. The courtyard also contains a shaft. An entrance leads one from the courtyard to the chapel which consists of just one rock cut room. Another burial shaft is located in the corner of this chapel.This shaft leads into a burial chamber. A large number of bodies were found in the burial chamber.[2]


  1. ^ Dodson, Aidan and Hilton, Dyan. The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. 2004. ISBN 0-500-05128-3
  2. ^ a b Hassan, Selim. Excavations at Gîza 6: 1934-1935. Part 3: The Mastabas of the Sixth Season and their Description. Cairo: Government Press, 1950.; obtained from gizapyramids.org Archived 2008-10-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Giza pyramids by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Archived 2008-10-11 at the Wayback Machine.