Senusret (vizier)

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Senusret was an Ancient Egyptian official who was a vizier during the last years of king Senusret I's rule and in the first years of Amenemhet II. Senusret is known from a stela found in Abydos,[1] which is dated to year 8 of Amenemhet II. He also appears in biographical inscriptions in the tomb of the governor Amenemhat at Beni Hasan, where it is reported that he was on a mission to Koptos. The inscription reports events under Senusret I.

Senusret had a huge tomb complex next to the pyramid of Amenemhet I at el-Lisht. There was a mastaba in the centre, about 12 m × 26 m in size, much of which has been destroyed. The building was found within a mud brick outer brick wall measuring 30.4 m × 35.8 m. The decoration of the mastaba was only preserved in the smallest fragments, but revealed the name Senusret and some titles, including those of a vizier. Within the tomb complex was found the undisturbed burial shaft of the lady Senebtisi.

Literature[edit]

  • James P. Allen: The high officials of the early Middle Kingdom. In: N. Strudwick, J. Taylor (Hrsg.): The Theban Necropolis. London 2003, p. 25
  • Dieter Arnold: Middle Kingdom Tomb Architecture at Lisht. New York 2008, p. 77–82, pls. 146b, 147–158, ISBN 978-1-58839-194-0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paris, Louvre C4