This is an article about an Egyptian prince. See also Rahotep, for the pharaoh of the same name.
|Prince of Egypt|
Statue of Rahotep
|Issue||Djedi, Itu, Neferkau, Mereret, Nedjemib, Sethtet|
|Father||Sneferu or Huni|
|Mother||Sneferu's first wife or Huni's wife|
|Religion||Ancient Egyptian religion|
|Occupation||Priest of Ra|
Rahotep’s titles were inscribed on a magnificent statue of him which, with a statue of his wife, was excavated from his mastaba at Meidum in 1871 by Auguste Mariette. These describe him as High Priest of Ra at Heliopolis (with the added title, unique to Heliopolis, Ra’s town, of "Greatest of Seers"), Director of Expeditions and Supervisor of Works. He also has a title given to high nobility, "the son of the king, begotten of his body".
Rahotep’s wife was Nofret. Her parents are not known.
Rahotep’s slab stela
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- Rahotep and Nofret
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