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Tomb of Hetepheres I

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Aug 19, 2020 04:56 PM History
Hetepheres I was a 4th Dynasty queen of ancient Egypt (ca. 2600 B.C). She may have been a wife of the pharaoh Sneferu and the mother of Khufu.

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The tomb was discovered by the archaeological team from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston led by George Reisner in 1925. The sarcophagus was found to be empty in 1927 although a number of grave goods were in a good state of preservation. The tomb itself seems to be a secondary burial for the queen, who may have been originally buried at Dahshur. Various scholarly interpretations of the tomb and the archaeological sequence exist in the published literature.

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Jeffrey Becker, and Tom Elliott, 'Tomb of Hetepheres I: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 23 September 2023]

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