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Preceded by:
Semerkhet
Pharaoh of Egypt
1st Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Sneferka
Qa'a
Qa'a
Reign
26 years
Legacy
Burial Umm el-Qa'ab

Qa'a (also Qáa or Ka'a) was the last pharaoh of the First Dynasty.

Legacy[]

Qa'a had a fairly large tomb in Abydos which measures 98.5 X 75.5 feet or 30 X 23 meters.[1], The tomb of one of Qa'a's state officials at Saqqara—a certain noblemen named Merka—contained a stele with many titles. There is a second sed festival attested. This fact plus the high quality of a number of royal steles depicting the king implies that Qa'a's reign was a fairly stable and prosperous period of time. Qa'a's name translates as "His Arm is Raised."[2]

A number of year labels have also been discovered dating to his reign at the First Dynasty burial site of Umm el-Qa'ab in Abydos. Qa'a is believed to have ruled Egypt around 2916 B.C.E. A dish inscribed with the name and titles of Qa'a was discovered in the tomb of Peribsen (Tomb P of Petrie). [3]

Under Qa'a the officials Merka and Sabef had high positions in the

References[]

  1. Peter Clayton
  2. Clayton, p.16
  3. B. palace administration. Porter and R.L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings, V. Upper Egypt: Sites. Oxford, 1937, pg 81


Predecessor:
Semerkhet
Pharaoh of Egypt
1st Dynasty
Successor:
Hotepsekhemwy
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