Nehi (Viceroy of Kush)

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Viceroy of Kush
Berlin nehy2.jpg
the sarcophagus of Nehy
Predecessor Inebny/Amenemnekhu
Successor Usersatet
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh Thutmose III
nH H Z4 A52
in hieroglyphs

Nehi (or Nehy) was an Ancient Egyptian official with the titles of a viceroy of Kush - the governor of the Nubian provinces which were under Egyptian control. Nehy was in office under Thutmose III. In the 23rd year of Thutmose III he followed the king on his campaign to Syria. There are several inscriptions of Nehy found in Nubia, attesting building activity at several places. Nehy was buried at Thebes although the exact location of his tomb is lost. However, in the Egyptian Museum of Berlin is preserved his monumental sarcophagus made of limestone. Sarcophagi for officials are rare in this period providing evidence for the high social status of Nehy in his time.


  • Christian Leblanc: Nehy, prince et premiere rapporteur du roi, In: Isabelle Regen, Frédéric Servajan (Hrsg): Verba manent, Recueil d'etudes dédiées à Dimitri Meeks par ses collègues et amis. Montpellier 2009 (Cahiers Égypte Nilotique et Méditerranéenne. 2. ISSN 2102-6637), S. 241-251.
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