Neferu I

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Neferu I
Title Queen of Egypt
Spouse(s) King Mentuhotep I
Children Intef I
Intef II
Relatives Intef III (grandson)
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in hieroglyphs

Neferu I ("the beauty") was the first queen of Ancient Egyptian Eleventh dynasty. She was a wife of the Pharaoh Mentuhotep I.[1]

Her sons were Intef I and Intef II and she was a grandmother of Intef III and Queen Iah, his wife. She was also a great-grandmother of Neferu II.[2]

She is mentioned on one stela.

It is possible that she is the same as the Queen Neferukhayet, who is thought to be wife of Intef II. Her titles would be then: "King's wife, his beloved", "King's daughter" and "Royal Ornament".[3]


  1. ^ Dynasty 11
  2. ^ Dodson, A., Hilton, D., The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson, 2004
  3. ^ Intef II

Neferu also means zero in MDR NTR (Word of GOD), which was considered as the number of the beauty.