Queen Benerib

Dynasty: First Dynasty
Husband: Aha 
Parents: Unknown
Children: Unknown
In-laws: Menes (aka Narmar) and Neithhotep (First queen of Egypt)
Burial place:Abydos (Umm el Qa'ab Tomb B14)



Neithhotep has already been tentatively identified as  the wife of Narmer 

and mother of Aha. An alternative  interpretation of  the evidence,  that 

Neithhotep was the wife of Aha and regent for his successor Djer,  is less 

convincing as  the lady Benerib, whose name appears alongside Aha's on 

several occasions, has been cautiously identified as his consort. Benerib 

was  not,  however,  Djer's  mother.  That  honour  goes  to  an  otherwise 

unknown lady, Khenthap, whose name is recorded on the Old Kingdom 

Cairo Annals Stone. On the assumption that a  king is more likely than 

not to be the son of the previous king, she too can be claimed as a wife of 

Aha. 

Queen Benerib

Dynasty: First Dynasty
Husband: Aha 
Parents: Unknown
Children: Unknown
In-laws: Menes (aka Narmar) and Neithhotep (First queen of Egypt)
Burial place:Abydos (Umm el Qa'ab Tomb B14)



Neithhotep has already been tentatively identified as  the wife of Narmer 

and mother of Aha. An alternative  interpretation of  the evidence,  that 

Neithhotep was the wife of Aha and regent for his successor Djer,  is less 

convincing as  the lady Benerib, whose name appears alongside Aha's on 

several occasions, has been cautiously identified as his consort. Benerib 

was  not,  however,  Djer's  mother.  That  honour  goes  to  an  otherwise 

unknown lady, Khenthap, whose name is recorded on the Old Kingdom 

Cairo Annals Stone. On the assumption that a  king is more likely than 

not to be the son of the previous king, she too can be claimed as a wife of 

Aha. 

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