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Unas[1]
Preceded by:
Djedkare Isesi
Pharaoh of Egypt
5th Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Teti
Unas's name on a stelae at Saqqara
Unas's name on a stelae at Saqqara
Reign 2375 BC – 2345 BC
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Burial Pyramid of Unas

Unas (also Wenis, Oenas, Unis, or Ounas) was a Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, and one of the rulers of the Old Kingdom. His reign has been dated as falling between 2375 BC and 2345 BC.[2] Unas is believed to have had two queens, Khenut and Nebit, based on their burials near his tomb.[3] praenomen or throne name nomen or birth name Djedkare Isesi, (in Greek known as Tankeris), was Pharaoh of Egypt during the Fifth dynasty. ... Pharaoh was the ancient Egyptian name for the office of kingship. ... Known rulers, in the History of Egypt, for the Fifth Dynasty. ... Teti was the first Pharaoh of the Sixth dynasty of Egypt. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (449x676, 71 KB) Summary Unass name on a stelae at his pyramid complex in Saqqara, 2005 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (449x676, 71 KB) Summary Unass name on a stelae at his pyramid complex in Saqqara, 2005 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Saqqara (Arabic: سقارة) is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, featuring the worlds oldest standing step pyramid. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... (25th century BC - 24th century BC - 23rd century BC - other centuries) (4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC) // Events 2900–2334 BC -- Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period. ... (Redirected from 2345 BC) (25th century BC - 24th century BC - 23rd century BC - other centuries) (4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC) Events 2900 - 2334 BC -- Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period 2350 BC - End of the Early Dynastic IIIb Period in Mesopotamia 2334 - 2279 BC -- Sargon... 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. ... Built in the pyramid field at Saqqara, the pyramid complex of king Unas of the Fifth Dynasty is famous for incorporating several innovative features, but is most recognized for the inclusion of vertical lines of hieroglyphs on the walls of the vestibule and burial chamber. ... Pharaoh was the ancient Egyptian name for the office of kingship. ... Khafres Pyramid (4th dynasty) and Great Sphinx of Giza (c. ... The Old Kingdom is the name commonly given to that period in the 3rd millennium BC when Egypt attained its first continuous peak of civilization complexity and achievement – this was the first of three so-called Kingdom periods, which mark the high points of civilization in the Nile Valley (the... (25th century BC - 24th century BC - 23rd century BC - other centuries) (4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC) // Events 2900–2334 BC -- Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period. ... (Redirected from 2345 BC) (25th century BC - 24th century BC - 23rd century BC - other centuries) (4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC) Events 2900 - 2334 BC -- Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period 2350 BC - End of the Early Dynastic IIIb Period in Mesopotamia 2334 - 2279 BC -- Sargon...


With his death, the Fifth dynasty came to an end, according to Manetho; he probably had no sons. Further, the Turin King List inserts a break at this point, which "gives us some food for thought," writes Jaromir Malek, "because the criterion for such divisions in the Turin Canon invariably was the change of location of the capital and royal residence."[4] However, there are several clues of uninterrupted continuity between the Fifth and the sixth dynasties: Kagemni, the vizer of Unas's successor Teti, began his career under Djedkare Isesi and Unas. Teti's queen, Iput, is believed to have been the daughter of Unas, which shows Teti, Nicolas Grimal argues, "made no conscious break with the preceding dynasty."[5] Jimmy Dunn adds that "a pink granite gateway in Unas' mortuary temple bears the inscription of the names and titles of Teti, indicating that part of the temple was completed after Unas's death."[6] The break between the two dynasties may have been more as an official act than in fact. Manetho, also known as Manethon of Sebennytos, was an Egyptian historian and priest from Sebennytos who lived during the Ptolematic era, circa 3rd century BC. Manetho recorded Aegyptiaca (History of Egypt). ... The Turin King List also known as the Turin Royal Canon, is a unique papyrus, written in hieratic, currently in the Museo Egizio (Egyptian Museum) at Turin, to which it owes its modern name. ... The Sixth Dynasty of Egypt is considered by many authorities as the last dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, although The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt (ed. ... Teti was the first Pharaoh of the Sixth dynasty of Egypt. ... praenomen or throne name nomen or birth name Djedkare Isesi, (in Greek known as Tankeris), was Pharaoh of Egypt during the Fifth dynasty. ... About river in Belarus and Russia see Iput River Iput was probably the daughter of King Unas, the last king of Fifth dynasty of Egypt. ...


The Pyramid Texts

He built a small pyramid at Saqqara, originally named "Beautiful are the places of Teti", close to the Step Pyramid of Djoser. It has been excavated by Vyse, Barsanti, Gaston Maspero, Firth, Selim Hassan, A. Husein, and Alexandre Piankoff.[7] Its interior is decorated with a number of reliefs detailing events during his reign as well as a number of inscriptions. However, Jaromir Malek considers "the main innovation of Unas' pyramid, and one that was to be characteristic of the remaining pyramids of the new pennis Kingdom (including some of the queens), was the first appearance of the Pyramid Texts".[8] These texts were inscribed in Sixth Dynasty royal versions, but Unas' texts contains verses and spells which were not included in the later 6th dynasty copies.[9] The pyramid texts were intended to help the king in overcoming hostile forces and powers in the Underworld and thus join with the Sun God Ra, his divine father in the afterlife.[10] The king would then spend his days in eternity sailing with Ra across the sky in a solar boat.[11] A pyramid is any three-dimensional structure where the upper surfaces are triangular and converge on one point. ... Saqqara (Arabic: سقارة) is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, featuring the worlds oldest standing step pyramid. ... The Pyramid of Djoser, or kbhw-ntrw (libation of the deities)[], was built for the Pharaoh Djoser by his architect Imhotep. ... Netjerikhet Consort(s) Inetkawes, Hetephernebti Unknown Father Khasekhemwy? Mother Nimaethap? Major Monuments Pyramid of Djoser Netjerikhet Djoser (Turin King List Dsr-it; Manetho Tosarthros) is the best-known pharaoh of the Third dynasty of Egypt, for commissioning the official Imhotep to build his Step Pyramid at Saqqara. ... Gaston Camille Charles Maspero (June 23, 1846 - June 30, 1916), French Egyptologist, was born in Paris, his parents being of Lombard origin. ... The Pyramid Texts are a collection of Ancient Egyptian religious texts from the time of the Old Kingdom, mostly inscriptions found in pyramids. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

View of the remains of Unas’ pyramid at Saqqara
View of the remains of Unas’ pyramid at Saqqara

An example of a pyramid Text here is given below: Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 93 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Vue des vestiges du temple funéraire et de la pyramide dOunas à Saqqarah - Ve dynastie Auteur : Sebi. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 93 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Vue des vestiges du temple funéraire et de la pyramide dOunas à Saqqarah - Ve dynastie Auteur : Sebi. ...

Re-Atum, this Unas comes to you, A spirit indestructible...Your son comes to you, This Unas comes to you, May you cross the sky united in the dark. May you rise in lightland, the place in which you shine! (Utterance 217)[12]

See also

Built in the pyramid field at Saqqara, the pyramid complex of king Unas of the Fifth Dynasty is famous for incorporating several innovative features, but is most recognized for the inclusion of vertical lines of hieroglyphs on the walls of the vestibule and burial chamber. ...

References

  1. ^ King Unas (Digital Egypt)
  2. ^ Jaromir Malek, "The Old Kingdom (c.2160-2055 BC)" in Ian Shaw (editor), The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt (Oxford: University Press, 2000), p. 112. The Digital Egypt website at the University College of London (link above) supplies the dates 2450-2300 BC.
  3. ^ "Unas, Last Ruler of the Fifth Dynasty"
  4. ^ Jaromir, "The Old Kingdom", pp. 113f
  5. ^ Nicolas Grimal, A History of Ancient Egypt, translated by Ian Shaw (Oxford: Blackwell, 1992), p. 80
  6. ^ Unas by J. Dunn
  7. ^ Grimal, A History, pp. 118f
  8. ^ Jaromir, "The Old Kingdom", p. 112
  9. ^ The Complete Pyramid Texts of King Unas, Unis or Wenis.
  10. ^ Lorna Oakes & Lucia Gahlin, Ancient Egypt: An Illustrated reference to the myths, religions, pyramids and temples of the Land of the Pharaohs, Hermes House: 2002, p.94
  11. ^ Oakes & Gahlin, op. cit., p.94
  12. ^ Oakes & Gahlin, op. cit., p.94

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Unas (also Wenis, Oenas, Unis, or Ounas) was a Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, the last king of the Fifth dynasty.
He built a small pyramid at Saqqara, close to the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the interior of which is decorated with religious texts known as the Pyramid Texts.
These texts were used in the Sixth Dynasty royal tombs, but Unas' are the first known, and contain verses not included in the later versions.
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