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First king of the Fourth Dynasty (about 2600-2450). Famous as the first king for whom a true pyramid was constructed as burial place. The cult of king Sneferu flourished in the Middle Kingdom, and in that period many people were named after the king: the Middle Egyptian literary composition known as the Prophecy of Neferty is set in his reign.

Horus name: Neb-maat
Nebty name: Neb-maat-nebty
Golden Falcon name: Bik-nub
Nomen: Snefru

Burial place: Dahshur. The king built three big pyramids. The first one in Meydum, the two others in Dahshur.




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