Neferthenut was an Ancient Egyptian queen of the Twelfth Dynasty. She was most likely the wife of Senusret III.

in hieroglyphs

Neferthenut was king’s wife, member of the elite (iryt-pat) and she who sees Horus and Seth. She is so far only known from her sarcophagus and from fragments from the chapel found next to her pyramid, which was part of the pyramid complex of Senusret III at Dahshur. The position of her tomb, next to the pyramid of king Senusret III makes it highly likely that she was his wife. D. Arnold, who re-excavated the pyramid complex and the tomb of the queen noted the low quality of the inscription on her sarcophagus, which is in stark contrast to the sarcophagi of other royal women buried next to the pyramid. Her tomb was found robbed, only two mace heads were discovered by Jacques de Morgan who excavated the tomb first in 1894.[1]


  1. D. Arnold: The Pyramid Complex of Senwosret III at Dahshur, Architectural Studies, New York 2002, pp. 61-63, pl. 119
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