Tombs at Abydos
Tomb B1 and B2 King Iry-Hor
Possibly a king dated before the first dynasty. Some Egyptologists
the existence of this King.
Tomb B7 and B9 King Ka or Sekhen
The reading of the name is uncertain.
Tomb B17/B18 Narmer?
A cylindrical seal impression with the Horus name of Narmer was found.
See comments under B10 below.
Tomb Uj Scorpion
Tomb B10 Narmer?
Wife: Possibly Neithhotep (I) She’s known
the royal tomb at Naqada and an ivory lid from the tomb of Djer.
University College Londen website groups
B10 with B14 and B19 and attributes all of them to King Hor-Aha. Narmer
considered Dynasty 0 by some while considered Dynasty 1 by other
Tomb B19 Hor-Aha
Parents: Hor-Aha was the son of Queen
(I), his father may have been Narmer.
Wives: Berenib the possible owner of B14 and
Khenthap the mother of Djer according to the Cairo Annals Stone.
“Thirty four small pit graves were found at
complex, containing the remains of mostly young men aged about 25. All
royal courtiers whose services would be required by the king in his
in the Hereafter.” [quote from A]
Tomb B14 Queen Berenib?
Her name is written alongside that of Hor-Aha
leads people to believe she was his wife.
Tomb O Itit Djer
Parents: Most likely Hor-Aha and Queen
Wives: Herneith the possible owner of tomb
in Saqqara and Nakhtneith who is mentioned on a Stela in Djer’s
“King Djer had some 318 attendant graves, 76
to females, 11 to males and 2 to dwarfs. According to Mark Lehner these
probably service staff, priests and entertainers, and not high
It is highly unlikely that the attendants were interred one at a time
their deaths, and it is reasonable to assume that they practiced some
of ritual suicide. All the graves, including that of the king himself,
under one roof.” [quote from A]
Tomb Y Queen Meryetneith
Mother of King Den. The tomb and the stela
like those used for kings, but her name is written without a serekh.
Tomb Z Iti Djet (Wadj)
Possibly a son of Djer.
Wife: Possibly Queen Meryetneith.
Around the main tomb are placed smaller tombs
servants and other people belonging to the royal court. Stelas were
belonging to a lady called Ahaneit, a person called Wedjka, and a
called Ka-hotep. [from B]
Tomb T Semti Den
Son of Queen Meryetneith, and possible son of
Wives: Seshemetka, Semat and Serethor. These
are mentioned on stela found in graves in Den’s funerary complex.
Another Queen mentioned on a stela is
It is possible she’s also a wife of Den. The reading of the stela is
but it may read: “provider of Horus, captive of (king) Semty,
Hence she could also be a captive of war? A wife from a diplomatic
Tomb X Merpibia Adjib (Anedjib)
Possibly a son of Den and Queen Seshemetka.
Wife: possibly Batirytes who is known to be
mother of the next king, Semerkhet.
Tomb U Irinetjer Semerkhet (Mersekha)
Son of Queen Batirytes and possibly of King
Tomb Q Qebh Qaa
Last king of the first dynasty. Relation to
other kings is not known
Tomb P Peribsen (Horus Sekhemib
The tomb also contains seal impressions of
Tomb V Nebwyhetepimyef Khasekhem(wy)
Wife: Queen Nymaathap (I).
Khasekhemwy and Queen Nymaathap are the
of King Netjerykhet Djoser, who is considered the founder of the third
Djau Dyn 6 Time of of Pepi I
– Pepi II
Brother-in-law of Pepi I; Vizier and uncle of
Pepi II and Merenre I.
A stela gives his titles as: The real
prince, count, governor of the pyramid city, chief justice and vizier,
of the king’s records, propet of the gods of Buto, prophet of the gods
Nekhen, chief ritual priest, sem-priest and master of all wardrobes,
of the royal seal, judge.
Son of Khui and Nebet. Brother of Queen
I and Queen Ankhnes-Merire II
Nehty usurped from Idi
Prince, mayor, sole companion, and chief
Idi was lector priest, royal treasurer,
and governor of Upper Egypt.
Weni also called Nefer Nekhet Mery-Ra,
Dyn. 6. Time of Pepi I and Merenre
Governor of Upper Egypt, Chief judge and
Father: Iuu, Vizier.
Some of this information was discovered in a
(2000) excavation by the University of Michigan.
Wennefer Dyn. 19 Time of
He was the son of the high priest of Osiris
and of a woman called Maiany. The son of Wennefer named Hori also
high priest of Osiris.