Hetepheres II and daughter Meresankh III

Double Mastaba of Meresankh III, G7530-40 (originally built for Hetepheres II), Giza Necropolis.

Hetepheres II is the daughter of King Khufu, her daughter Meresankh III is granddaughter to Khufu and the wife of King Khafre.

Relief of Hetepheres II and daughter Meresankh III. Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty, c. 2548-2522 B.C.
Relief of Hetepheres II and daughter Meresankh III
Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty, c. 2548-2522 B.C.

“Her mother, beholder of Horus and Seth, the great favourite, the controller of the butchers of the house of the acacia, the king’s wife, Hetepheres”” Her daughter of her body, the king’s daughter, beholder of Horus and Seth, Meresankh, the great favourite, greatly praised, priestess of Thoth, companion of Horus, consort of he who is beloved of the Two Mistresses, the king’s beloved wife, Meresankh”

Meresankh III was one of the most famous Queens in the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt. She lived approximately 2600 BC. Her grandfather was King Khufu, an important ruler in the 4th Dynasty, who is well known as the builder of the largest pyramid on the Giza plateau.

Relief of Hetepheres II
Relief of Hetepheres II
Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty, c. 2548-2522 B.C.

The Queen held the royal titles of King’s Daughter and King’s Wife, Great of Scepter. On April 23, 1927 the tomb was discovered and excavated by George Reisner. with subsequent excavations undertaken by his team on behalf of Harvard University and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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