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Pepi II

2278 - 2184 BC

Burials of his Queens

 Details on the Pyramids of the Queens of Pepi II

Neith
titles on two obelisks on either side of the entrance state that she was the daughter of Pepi I and wife of Pepi II. Reliefs in the court of pyramid depict,her with offerings for the Afterlife.
Her mortuary temple had presentation scenes and a false door.
The pyramid itself was 24m (78ft) square. Her pyramid was inscribed with pyramid texts (the first queen's pyramid to be so inscribed).. An empty red granite sarcophgus and canopic jar were found within the burial chamber.
A satellite pyramid to Neith's pyramid (5.25m / 18ft square) was found to contain the remains of three alabaster vessels (these could have been used in the embalming of Neith or could have held offerings) - the chamber which held these vessels was reached via a miniature passage which had been blocked with stone.
Between Neith's pyramid and satellite pyramid were16 wooden model ships - these had been buried in a shallow grave.

Iput II
Built at the south west corner of Neith's pyramid and was essentially a carbon-copy of the pyramid of Neith including a satellite pyramid, small obelisks at the entrance to her pyramid complex, inner temple, Pyramid Texts and so on.

Ankhesenpepi
Buried without a pyramid, in a tomb between the pyramids of Neith and Iput. Pepi II married her late in his reign and she one of the few queens to out live him.

Sarcophagus of Ankhesenpepi - it was made from a building block originally used in a building of Pepi I




Wedjebten
A daughter of Pepi I who was a queen to Pepi II. Her pyramid was located to the southeast of Pepi II's pyramid enclosure. Her pyramid complex held a vestibule and small court leading to a chapel - in this chapel was found an offering table inscribed with her name. Inside the courtyard of the pyramid complex were many small chambers and courtyards made by a continuing family line of priests.

The Pyramid complex of Wedjebten