Meritites IV

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Meritites in hieroglyphs
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Beloved of her father

Meritites IV was a queen from the 6th dynasty and a wife of Pepi I Meryre.[1] Her title King’s Daughter of his body of Pepy-Mennefer (s3t-niswt-nt-kht.f-ppy-mn-nfr) may indicate she was also a daughter of Pepi I Meryre. One more evidence for that theory is that her name means "Beloved of her father".

Titles[edit]

Her titles include: Great one of the hetes-sceptre, She who sees Horus and Seth (m33t-hrw-stsh), Great of Praises (wrt-hzwt), King’s Wife (hmt-nisw), King’s Wife, his beloved (hmt-nisw meryt.f), and Companion of Horus (smrt-hrw).[2]

Burial[edit]

Meritites IV was buried in Saqqara.[3] Her pyramid lies to the south of the pyramid of Pepi I. Meritites' pyramid lies to the southwest of the complex of Queen Inenek-Inti and to the south of the queen's pyramid referred to as the "Southwestern pyramid".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004)
  2. ^ Grajetzki, Wolfram: Ancient Egyptian Queens: A Hieroglyphic Dictionary p.25
  3. ^ Dodson & Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004)
  4. ^ Verner, Miroslav. The Pyramids: The Mystery, Culture, and Science of Egypt's Great Monuments. Grove Press. 2001 (1997). pp. 356, 359; ISBN 0-8021-3935-3