Prince Rahotep

Rahotep Stele from the mastaba of Rahotep

It is generally considered that Rahotep ("Ra is satisfied") was the son of Sneferu, although it is also possible that he was in fact the son of Huni and therefore the brother of Sneferu. Rahotep held the titles High Priest of Ra at Iunu (Heliopolis) and Director of Expeditions and Supervisor of Works.

He was married to Nofret (a noble woman whose parents are unknown) and had three sons (Djedi, Itu and Neferkau) and three daughters (Mereret, Nedjemib and Sethtet). Rahotep and Nofret were buried in a beautifully decorated mastaba in Meidum which contained, among other things, the painted statues shown below.

Nofret from Rahotep from

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