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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map



























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Queen Merneith



Stele found at Abydos, with the signs of Queen Merneith.
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Stele found at Abydos, with the signs of Queen Merneith.

Queen of Egypt, possibly the 5th ruler of the 1st Dynasty, ruling from sometime around 3000 BCE. There are no accounts to the length of her reign.
She was most likely the wife of King Djer, as well as the mother of Den. One quite possible theory states that she ruled Egypt while Den was still a child. Inscriptions from Abydos and Saqqara support this theory, where she is titled "King's Mother."
Around her tomb at Abydos, 41 more burial grounds have been identified.
She was preceded by Djet and succeeded by Den.





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By Tore Kjeilen