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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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Sanakhte
Other spellings: Nebka; Mesochris



Sandstone fragment showing a relief of Snakhte about to slay an enemy. From Maghara, Sinai, Egypt.
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Sandstone fragment showing a relief of Snakhte about to slay an enemy. From Maghara, Sinai.

King of Egypt, 1st king of the 3rd Dynasty, ruling 2686-2667 BCE, 19 years. His name meant "Strong protection."
It is suggested that Sanakhte became king by marrying a daughter of Khasekhemwy, the last of the 2nd Dynasty kings.
Manetho describes him as a particularly tall man. He was most likely central in beginning mineral exploitation in Sinai, involving turquoise and copper.
Very few items remain from his reign. There is a mastaba at Abydos in which fragments with his name have been found. This is also possibly his grave, bones found here indicate a tall man. From Maghara, Sinai, there is a sandstone fragment showing a relief of him about to slay an enemy.
He was succeeded by Zoser, possibly his brother, and the most famous king of the 3rd Dynasty.





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By Tore Kjeilen