Nakhtneith was a Queen consort of ancient Egypt. She lived during the 1st dynasty. Her name means "strong is (the goddess) Neith".

Queen consort of Egypt
Stela with name of Nakhtneith.
SpousePharaoh Djer
Full name
Dynasty1st dynasty of Egypt
ReligionAncient Egyptian religion

in hieroglyphs


Nakhtneith was the wife of Pharaoh Djer. She is known from a stela found in Abydos (stela 95)[1] where she was buried near her husband.[2][3] On the stela she holds the titles „Great one of the hetes scepter“ (Wr.t-ḥts)[4] and "she who carries Horus“ (Rmn- Ḥr.(w)). The stela is currently in the Cairo Museum (JE 35005). It measures 31.6 cm high by 18.5 cm wide.


  1. William Matthew Flinders Petrie: The royal tombs of the earliest dynasties: 1901. Part II (= Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund. Band 21). Egypt Exploration Fund u. a., London 1901 (link), Plate XXVII., Object 95.
  2. Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, 2004, ISBN 0-500-05128-3
  3. Grajetski Ancient Egyptian Queens: a hieroglyphic dictionary Golden House Publications, pg. 3
  4. V. G. Callender, Reviewed Work(s): Die Königsmütter des Alten Ägypten, von der Frühzeit bis zum Ende der 12. Dynastie by Silke Roth, The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 91 (2005), pp. 208, JSTOR
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