Keminub was an Ancient Egyptian woman with the title king's wife.[1] She is only known from her burial next to the pyramid of Amenemhet II at Dahshur. For that reason, it has been suggested she was his wife.[2]

Keminub was buried together with a treasurer named Amenhotep, who is dated to the 13th dynasty. The style of her coffin and burial is close to burials of the 13th dynasty. She may therefore have been a queen of this dynasty instead. The name of her husband is so far unknown.[3] On the fragments of her coffin appears one of the earliest attestations of chapter 151 of the Book of the Dead.


  1. Grajetzki, Ancient Egyptian Queens: A Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Golden House Publications, London, 2005, ISBN 978-0-9547218-9-3
  2. Dodson, Aidan and Hilton, Dyan. The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. 2004. ISBN 0-500-05128-3
  3. K. S. B. Ryholt, Adam Bülow-Jacobsen, The political situation in Egypt during the second intermediate period, c. 1800-1550 B.C., Museum Tusculanum Press, 1997


  • Jacques Jean Marie de Morgan: Fouilles à Dahchour en 1894-1895, Wien 1903, p. 70, fig. 117
  • Peter Janosi: Keminub - eine Gemahlin Amenemhets II.?, In: Zwischen den beiden Ewigkeiten, Festschrift Gertrud Thausing, Bietak, Manfred (Hrsg.), p. 94 - 101
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