Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Rewer


6th Dynasty

The king's First Minister either in the reign of Pepy I or of his heirs, Rewer seems to have been disgraced, or at least to have fallen from favor, to judge by the fact that everywhere in his tomb in Saqqara his name has been erased. Equally enigmatic is the fact that nowhere does he mention any relative or companion, a very un-Egyptian omission, nor are there provisions for mortuary priests to attend to his cult after his death. Rewer appears to be entirely alone.

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Last Updated: June 20th, 2011