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Encyclopedia > Sneferu
Preceded by:
Huni
Pharaoh of Egypt
4th Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Khufu
Sneferu
Snefru, Snofru, Soris
Reign 2613 BC to 2589 BC
29 years in Manetho
Nomen

Sneferu
He of Beauty[1]
Horus name Neb-maat[2]
Nebty name Neb-maat-nebty[2]
Golden Horus Bik-nub[2]
Consort(s) Hetepheres I
Issues Khufu
Father Huni
Mother Meresankh I
Died 2589 BC
Major
Monuments
Bent Pyramid, Red Pyramid

Sneferu, also spelt as Snefru or Snofru (in Greek known as Soris), was the founder of the Fourth dynasty of Egypt, reigning from around 2613 BC to 2589 BC. Pharaoh is a title used to refer to any ruler, usually male, of the Egyptian kingdom in the pre-Christian, pre-Islamic period. ... Khafres Pyramid (4th dynasty) and Great Sphinx of Giza (c. ... Khafres Pyramid (4th dynasty) and Great Sphinx of Giza (c. ... Huni was the last Pharaoh of Egypt of the Third dynasty. ... Pharaoh is a title used to refer to any ruler, usually male, of the Egyptian kingdom in the pre-Christian, pre-Islamic period. ... The Fourth dynasty of Egypt was the second of the four dynasties considered forming the Old Kingdom. ... Khufu Protected by Khnum[1] Horus name Medjedu Nebty name Nebty-r-medjed Golden Horus Bikwy-nub Consort(s) Meritates, Henutsen, plus two other queens whose names are not known[2] Issues Djedefra, Kawab, Khafre, Djedefhor, Banefre, Khufukaef, Hetepheres II, Meresankh II, Khamerernebty[2] Father Sneferu Mother Hetepheres I Died... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... (Redirected from 2613 BC) (28th century BC - 27th century BC - 26th century BC - other centuries) (4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC) Events 2900 - 2334 BC -- Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period 2775 - 2650 BC -- Second Dynasty wars in Egypt Germination of the Bristlecone pine tree Methuselah... (27th century BC - 26th century BC - 25th century BC - other centuries) (4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC) Events 2900 - 2334 BC – Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period. ... The royal titulary or royal protocol of an Egyptian Pharaoh is the standard naming convention taken by the kings of Ancient Egypt. ... The royal titulary or royal protocol of an Egyptian Pharaoh is the standard naming convention taken by the kings of Ancient Egypt. ... The royal titulary or royal protocol of an Egyptian Pharaoh is the standard naming convention taken by the kings of Ancient Egypt. ... The royal titulary or royal protocol of an Egyptian Pharaoh is the standard naming convention taken by the kings of Ancient Egypt. ... Queen Hetepheres I was the sister and wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Snofru, and the mother of Khufu, and is thought to have been the daughter of Huni. ... (27th century BC - 26th century BC - 25th century BC - other centuries) (4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC) Events 2900 - 2334 BC – Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period. ... Image:Pyramid of sneferu bent 01. ... The Red Pyramid Detail of the massive corbel-vaulted ceiling of the main burial chamber This article is about the pyramid. ... The Fourth dynasty of Egypt was the second of the four dynasties considered forming the Old Kingdom. ... (Redirected from 2613 BC) (28th century BC - 27th century BC - 26th century BC - other centuries) (4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC) Events 2900 - 2334 BC -- Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period 2775 - 2650 BC -- Second Dynasty wars in Egypt Germination of the Bristlecone pine tree Methuselah... (27th century BC - 26th century BC - 25th century BC - other centuries) (4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC) Events 2900 - 2334 BC – Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period. ...


He was married to Hetepheres I who is thought to have been the daughter of his predecessor Huni. His father-in-law may also have been his father according to some conspiracy theorists. According to this theory, Huni fathered Hetepheres from a Great Royal Wife and Sneferu from a concubine. Thus the marriage was what allowed Sneferu to inherit the throne. Queen Hetepheres I was the sister and wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Snofru, and the mother of Khufu, and is thought to have been the daughter of Huni. ... Huni was the last Pharaoh of Egypt of the Third dynasty. ... A conspiracy theory is a theory that defies common historical or current understanding of events, under the claim that those events are the result of manipulations by two or more individuals or various secretive powers or conspiracies. ... Great Royal Wife (or ḥmt nswt wrt) is the term used to refer to the chief wife of an Egyptian pharaoh. ... A swampy marsh area ...


Sneferu and Hetepheres were the parents of Egypt's most famous pyramid builder, Khufu. Sneferu was actually more prolific than his heir, being responsible first for completing the pyramid of Huni at Meidum, transforming it from a step pyramid to a true pyramid, the first of its kind. He then went on to build his own step pyramid there. These were followed by the famous Bent Pyramid at Dahshur, and finally, the Red Pyramid. A small pyramid at Seila, near Meidum, is also believed to have been built at his command. While the pyramids built under Sneferu are individually smaller than the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the total volume of stone used in Sneferu's monuments is the largest of all pharaohs. A pyramid is any three-dimensional structure where the upper surfaces are triangular and converge on one point. ... Khufus Cartouche Khufu (in Greek known as Cheops) was a Pharaoh of Ancient Egypts Old Kingdom. ... Located about 100km south of modern Cairo, Meidum is the location of a large pyramid, and several large mud-brick mastabas. ... The Pyramid of the Moon, Teotihuacan, is one example of an enormous step pyramid. ... Image:Pyramid of sneferu bent 01. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Red Pyramid Detail of the massive corbel-vaulted ceiling of the main burial chamber This article is about the pyramid. ... The Great Pyramid of Giza, (sometimes spelled Gizeh) is the oldest and last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the World and the most famous pyramid in the world. ... Khufu Protected by Khnum[1] Horus name Medjedu Nebty name Nebty-r-medjed Golden Horus Bikwy-nub Consort(s) Meritates, Henutsen, plus two other queens whose names are not known[2] Issues Djedefra, Kawab, Khafre, Djedefhor, Banefre, Khufukaef, Hetepheres II, Meresankh II, Khamerernebty[2] Father Sneferu Mother Hetepheres I Died... Pharaoh is a title used to refer to any ruler, usually male, of the Egyptian kingdom in the pre-Christian, pre-Islamic period. ...

The Red Pyramid of Sneferu
The Red Pyramid of Sneferu

Despite the construction of such monuments, relatively little is known about his reign. From an inscription on the Palermo stone, it is evident that the Egyptians had already begun to import high-quality woods from abroad, as the inscription states that King Sneferu sent forty ships to acquire cedar from Lebanon. It is also known that he built boats used to transport goods and for military purposes to such places as the Sinai, Nubia, and Libya. Some of the court life from that time is evoked in the Westcar Papyrus, written sometime during the Middle Kingdom of Egypt. Tradition ascribes that Sneferu was a wise and just ruler. The Red Pyramid at Dashur, Egypt. ... The Red Pyramid at Dashur, Egypt. ... The Red Pyramid Detail of the massive corbel-vaulted ceiling of the main burial chamber This article is about the pyramid. ... The Palermo Stone is an ancient Egyptian stone of black [basalt] engraved toward the end of the 5th dynasty (twenty-fifth century BC) and is probably the earliest Egyptian historical text. ... Species Cedrus deodara Cedrus libani    var. ... Sinai Peninsula, Gulf of Suez (west), Gulf of Aqaba (east) from Space Shuttle STS-40 For other uses of the word Sinai, please see: Sinai (disambiguation). ... Today Nubia is the region in the south of Egypt, along the Nile and in northern Sudan, but in ancient times it was an independent kingdom. ... Westcar Papyrus is a document about Khufu, a 4th-Dynasty Egyptian leader, and contains a cycle of five stories about marvels performed by priests. ... The Middle Kingdom is: a old name for China a period in the History of Ancient Egypt, the Middle Kingdom of Egypt This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Sneferu, Egyptian Museum
Sneferu, Egyptian Museum

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (283x710, 441 KB) Summary Statue aus Sandstein Snofru, fotografiert im Ägyptischen Museum Kairo 2002 von de:user:Snofru Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Sneferu ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (283x710, 441 KB) Summary Statue aus Sandstein Snofru, fotografiert im Ägyptischen Museum Kairo 2002 von de:user:Snofru Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Sneferu ...

Notes

  1. '^ Clayton, Peter A. Chronicle of the Pharaohs. p42. Thames and Hudson, London, 2006. ISBN 9-78-0500-286289
  2. ^ a b c Snefru accessed November 18, 2006

References

  • Anderson, Julie. 1999. "Furniture of the Old Kingdom". in Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Leclant, Jean. 1999. "A Brief History of the Old Kingdom". in Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

External links

  • Snefru: First king of Egypt's 4th Dynasty

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Egyptian Pharaohs : Old Kingdom : Dynasty 4 : Sneferu (703 words)
It is assumed that he was buried in the Red Pyramid, as the mummy of a middle-aged man was found in the burial chamber.
Sneferu was very interested in maintaining the "royal family" and most of his court and officials were family members.
Sneferu was well-remembered as a good and wise king, and his cult survived well into the Middle Kingdom.
The Pyramid of Sneferu at Maidum - Meydum - Crystalinks (916 words)
The Maidum Pyramid is thought to have been started by Huni, the last ruler of the 3rd Dynasty, and then completed by his son, Sneferu (Snofru).
Sneferu was the first 4th Dynasty pharaoh (2613 - 2494 BC).
The original size of the pyramid was 144m square and 42m high.
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REX
21st June 2011
Priest Imhotep worshipped Ptah and designed the first pyramid in Egypt called the Step Pyramid soon after the Egyptians left Sumer's Tower of Babel and settled in Egypt. Imhotep was Mizraim/Djoser's priest. The next Egyptian king after Djoser was Snefru.
Lujack Skylark
27th May 2010
Snef-ru the son of Path-ru-sim in Genesis 10:14 sim equals tribe. Man's name is Path-ru who was deified Ptah.
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