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Abydos in the New Kingdom (about 1550-1069 BC): Wennefer

High Priest of Osiris in Abydos under Ramesses II, member of an influential family.
He was the son of the high priest of Osiris Mery and of a woman called Maiany. The son of Wennefer named Hori also became high priest of Osiris.

fragments of a box from his tomb (?) (click on the pictures)

... Wennefer, (true of voice), son of the high priest of Osiris, overseer of priests from Abydos Mery (rue of voice), born of the great of singers of Osiris ...

Kitchen 1975: 447-460 (collection of all inscriptions referring to Wennefer)


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