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Preceded by:
Mentuhotep III
Pharaoh of Egypt
11th Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Amenemhat I
Mentuhotep IV
MentuhotepIV

Relief of Mentuhotep IV (right) making offerings to Min from Wadi Hammamat.[1]

Reign
1997–1991 BC (6 years)
Praenomen Nebtawyre
Re is the Lord of the Two Lands
Nomen Mentuhotep
Montu is Pleased
Horus name Nebtawy
Lord of the Two Lands
Nebty name Nebtawy
Lord of the Two Lands
Golden Horus Nubnetjeru
Gold of the Gods
Legacy
Father Mentuhotep III (?)
Mother Imi
Died 1991 BC
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Mentuhotep.

Nebtawyre Mentuhotep IV (transliteration: mnṯw-ḥtp, meaning: "Montu is Pleased") was the last king of the Eleventh Dynasty. He seems to fit into a 7 year period in the Turin Canon for which there is no recorded king, and is known from a few inscriptions in Wadi Hammamat that record expeditions to the Red Sea coast and to quarry stone for the royal monuments.

Despite being obscure (he is absent from the official king lists in Abydos), the inscriptions show the organization and makeup of a large expedition. The leader of the expedition was his Vizier Amenemhat, who is widely assumed to have either usurped the throne or to have assumed power after Mentuhotep IV died childless. There is currently no convincing evidence to prove that he was overthrown by his Vizier who succeeded him as the first king of the 12th Dynasty, Amenemhat I.

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References[]

  1. Lepsius 1859, pl. 149 c.

Bibliography[]

  • Lepsius, K.R., 1869: Denkmaeler aus Aegypten und Aethiopien - Tafelwerke - Band IV.

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Predecessor:
Mentuhotep III
Pharaoh of Egypt
11th Dynasty
Successor:
Amenemhat I
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