The tomb dates back to the era of King Pepi I
, the third king of the Sixth dynasty of ancient Egypt [c.
"When Pepi I
took control a few years later, Userkare disappeared from history.
However, it is still unclear if this queen was the wife of Pepi I
or Pepi II, who ruled during the 6th Dynasty.
"We still do not know if she was the wife of Pepi I
(2354-2310 BC) or of Pepi II (2300-2206 BC)," Hawass said.
He translates the texts found in the pyramids of Unis, Teti (partial), Pepi I
, Merenre (partial), Pepi II, and Neith, presenting each corpus in the order that current research indicates it was meant to be read.
This publication, a product of the collaborative effort of members of the French Archaeological Mission to Saqqara (MAFS), chronicles the mission's work on reconstructing the texts of Pepi I
, an ambitious project started in 1965.
As one of the greatest queens in the history of the sixth dynasty and Ancient Egypt, she was the wife of King Pepi I
, and the mother of King Pepi II who ruled Egypt for 94 years, according to legendary historian Manetho.
Badly destroyed, the 33-by 16-foot burial chamber belonged to Queen Behenu, wife of either King Pepi I
or Pepi II of the Sixth Dynasty.
Among the many titles held by one or both of these individuals are prince, count, noraarch, and district governor, as well as inspector of priests of no less than three pyramids - those of Meryre Pepi I
, Merenre, and Neferkare Pepi II.
principally engaged in the LPG business in the Philippines, particularly in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.
one of the group and makes around pounds 40 to pounds 50 or so if in good condition.
As the Spices release their new single, Spice Up Your Life, on October 13, and their film, Spice World, at Christmas, Pepi is
hurt that she's never been given credit.