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Dynasty Third Dynasty

Fourth Dynasty

Titles Nomarch
Priest of Ma'at
Family Unknown
Burial Tomb LS6 at Saqqara

Metjen's career probably began under Huni, finally ending in the reign of Sneferu and is mostly known from his tomb chapel (Saqqara), which was never finished. One wall talks of a Temple of Sneferu and a mortuary estate for Huni in the Letopoloite Nome. Inscriptions on wall say he became Nomarch of the Xoite Nome after being Judge and hri-sqr of the nome.[1].

He mentions a posthumous cult existing for Nimaathap into the Fourth Dynasty in his tomb[2][3].


  1. Wilkinson, T, A, H. (2001) Early Dynastic Egypt London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-26011-6.
  2. Tyldesley, J. (2006) The Complete Queens of Egypt Cairo: American University Press.
  3. Dodson, A & Hilton, D. (2005) The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 9774249577