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Helwan was the site of an ancient Egyptian necropolis, which was used from the Naqada Period around 3200 BC to the Fourth Dynasty around 2600 BC serving the city of Memphis. It came into use again at the beginning of the Middle Kingdom and then up to the Roman Period and beyond.

Early Dynastic Period[]

Known Tombs[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Dodson & Hilton 2004.


  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.