Princess Khamerernebty

Khamerernebty A was a daughter of King Nyuserre Ini of ancient Egypt from the 5th Dynasty. She was married to Ptahshepses (a vizier). Her name means Appearance of the beloved of the Two Ladies.

Princess Khamerernebty in hieroglyphs

Ḫꜥ mrr
Appearance of the beloved of the Two Ladies
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Sarcophagus of Princess Khamerernebty


Khamerernebty was a daughter of King Nyuserre Ini. It is not known who her mother is. The principal wife of her father was Reptynub, but there is no evidence she was Khamerernebty's mother.

Khamerernebty married a vizier named Ptahshepses. Their children are mentioned in Ptashepses' tomb at Abusir: sons Ptahshepses, Kahotep, Qednes and Hemakhti, and daughter Meritites, who had the title "King's Daughter", even though being only the granddaughter of a king.[1] Verner mentions an additional son named Kafini, whose image and name were systematically removed. Ptahshepses had two sons named Ptahshespses.[2]

The mastaba of Ptahshepses contained two sarcophagi: one for himself, and a slightly smaller one probably meant for Khamerernebty. The sarcophagus of Khamerernebty was part of the original design of the tomb, and must have been included before the conclusion of the mastaba. Khamerernebty's name has been found on limestone blocks, being inscribed by the builders. Khamerernebty was buried in the mastaba belonging to her husband. She also had a finished burial chamber in the Mastaba of the Princesses located near the north-east corner of Nyuserre's pyramid.[2] Khamerernebty shared the Mastaba of the Princesses with a princess named Meritites and a courtier named Kahotep. But this tomb was apparently never used.[3]


  1. ^ Dodson, Aidan; Hilton, Dyan (2004). The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-05128-3., pp.66-69
  2. ^ a b Miroslav Verner, Abusir: realm of Osiris, American Univ in Cairo Press, 2002
  3. ^ L. Borchard, Excavations of the German Oriental Society near Abusir, Records of the past, Volume 3 (Google eBook), 1904, pp 195-211