Page by Anneke Bart
Kings and Queens
Seneferu, Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure, Djedefre, etc.
Kings named Mentuhotep and Intef
Amenemhet I - IV,
Tuthmosis I-IV, Akhenaten, Tutankhamen, Aye, Horemheb, etc.
Sety I-II, Ramesses I-II, Merenptah, Amenmesses, Tawosret.
Sethnakht, Ramesses III
Ramesses IV - XI
Cleopatra VII Philopator
Queens (D1-6)- Old Kingdom
Queens (D11-13) Middle Kingd.
Queens (D16-20)- New Kingdom
Queens (D21-29)- Late Period
Officials, Priesthood etc.
Viziers (New Kingdom)
High Priests of Amun
God's Wives of Amun
High Priests of Ptah
Viceroys of Nubia
Who's who of New Kingdom
inscriptions Queen Nefertiti.
Tombs at Amarna
Houses at Amarna
Valley of the Kings,
Valley of the Queens
Tombs at Abydos
Tombs at El Kab
Tombs in Aswan
Early dynastic Saqqara
New Kingdom Saqqara
The Unis Cemetary
Mastabas at the Giza Plateau
Giza Mastabas 1000 cemetary
Giza Mastaba 2000 cemetary
Giza Mataba 2300 cemetary
Giza Mastaba 4000 cemetary
Giza Mastaba 5000 cemetary
Giza Mastaba 6000 cemetary
Giza Mastaba 7000 cemetary
Senusret I Kheperkare
Horus name: Ankh-mesut
Burial place: Lisht
Senusret I was the son of Amenemhat I and Neferitatenen
The following women may be daughters of Pharaoh Senusert, but the evidence is not very definitive.
Senusert was the first king of the 12th dynasty to institute an extensive building program.
Aniba: The temple
dedicated to Horus of Miam may have been founded as early as the reign
(Crocodilopolis): A fallen obelisk bears inscriptions mentioning
Ankhmesut Kheperkare. Senusret is depicted before many different gods,
including Horus, Amun, Isis, Nephtys and many more.
Obelisk of Senusret I, from the Fayoum
For better quality image see: Lepsius Abt II, Band 4, Bl 119
Heliopolis: Senusret erected
an obelisk at the site now known as Midan el-Massala. Wilkinson lists
obelisk as one of the twelve largest standing obelisks. It measures
m / 67 ft. It is also the oldest surviving obelisk. The obelisk now
on the site of a temple dedicated to the god Re-Harakhti. Nothing
of this temple, but ancient records indicate that Senusert decided to
this temple in the third year of his reign. An actual plan of the
is shown inscribed on a thin sheet of stone.
Obelisk of Senusret I, Kheperkare from Heliopolis
For better quality image see: Lepsius Abt II, Band 4, Bl 118
Hiw: Hiw is the modern name for the nome capital of Hut-sekhem (or Hut for short). The site dates back to the time of Senusert. New Kingdom papyri mention the temples at this site, but none have ever been found.
Lisht: The Pyramid
Temple of Senusret I was constructed at Lisht, near that of his father.
Senusret returned to the more Memphite style of pyramid complex. The
temple was built against the pyramid's east face, and apparently
attempted to recreate the typical mortuary temple of the 6th
dynasty period. No Valley
temple was ever found.
Memphis: Senusret and his
father had a palace in this ancient city. Middle Kingdom monuments were
often dismantled and reused elsewhere. When excavating a moat Sir
Flinders Petrie found part of a pylon of a palace. The global Egyptian
constructed a monolithic shrine, as well as the famous "White Chapel".
Tod: Senusret I built a temple dedicated to Montu. The temple from this period may have been started by the first two Mentuhoteps from the 11th dynasty.
Qift (or Koptos): This provincial capital was located near the entrance to the Wadi Hammamat. The main deity was Min. Remains of three temples still exist today. Various blocks bearing the name of Senusret I were found at this site.
The Sinai A statue from the Sinai
desert shows that Senusret I established an ancestor cult dedicated to
Snefru. On the Global Egyptian Museum Site this information is given:
The reign of Senusret
If the story of Sinuhe can be trusted then Senusret I was on a military campaign against the Bedwin in the 30th year of King Amenemhet.
In the eighteenth year a stela of General Mentuhotep records military campaigns against Nubia. There is also metion of a campaign in the tomb of Sarenput from Elephantine, but it is not clear when that took place or how far south they went. Breasted mentions that the expedition mentioned by Mentuhotep may represent the conquest of the southern most limits reached in the Middle Kingdom.Another noble who mentions expeditions agains Nubia is the son of Khnumhotep I, Amenemhet called Ameni. Ameni was commander of the troops from the Orynx nome and is recorded as sailing south to "overthrow his enemies among the four barbarians". It is not clear if this expedition coincides with those of Mentuhotep and / or Sarenput. Ameni also records a second expedition in which he travels south with the crown-prince Ameni to collect gold. Some 400 troops accompanied the crown-prince and the Orynx chief on this expedition. Ameni mentions a third expedition. He sailed south with 600 of his best soldiers to collect ore and bring it to Koptos. On this trip he seems to have been accompanied by the Vizier Senusret.
The tomb of Amenemhat called Ameni in Beni Hasan: This tomb is now referred to as BH2, but Lepsius has the tomb listed as "grab 1".
The inscriptions around the entry door were copied by Lepsius: Abt II, Band 4, Bl 121
Further inscription from the entry of the tomb can be found at Lepsius: Abt II, Band 4, Bl 122
Several military campaigns against Nubia are attested, with
the foundation of fortresses, for example at Buhen, demonstrating
expanding Egyptian control.
Bibliography / Suggested Reading
Comments: email email@example.com