Merenre I

Merenre I

Birth
Egypt
Death unknown
Egypt
Burial Cairo, El Qahira, Egypt
Plot Pyramid of Merenre I
Memorial ID 49496673 · View Source
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Egyptian pharaoh. His rule dates from approximately 2283 BC until 2278 BC and lasted for between eleven and thirteen years. The most famous surviving image of this pharaoh shows him as a chid alongside his father, Pepi I. Cast in copper, this statue is made from a material very rarely seen in larger scale Egyptian statues. On gaining the throne, he continued his father's policy of exploration in Nubia, and also took steps to strengthen royal power by making Weni the first governor of Upper Egypt. He was buried in a now ruined pyramid which contained a fine set of pyramid texts and a large black basalt sarcophagus.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: js
  • Added: 10 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49496673
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Merenre I (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49496673, citing Saqqara, Cairo, El Qahira, Egypt ; Maintained by Find A Grave .