These gods and goddesses appear in virtually every aspect of ancient Egyptian civilization, and more than 1,500 of them are known by name.Many Egyptian texts mention deities' names without indicating their character or role, while other texts refer to specific deities without even stating their name, so a complete list of them is difficult to assemble.Menkauhor, whose name means "Eternal are the Kas of Horus", is the first pharaoh in 80 years whose name does not refer to the sun god Ra.Menkauhor may have been a son of Nyuserre Ini; indeed Nyuserre Ini is known to have fathered a prince Khentykauhor as shown by a relief mentioning the prince from the mortuary complex of queen Khentkaus II, the mother of Nyuserre Ini.Consequently, his familial relation to his predecessor and successor is unclear, and no offspring of his have been identified.Khentkaus III may have been Menkauhor's mother, as indicated by evidence discovered in her tomb in 2015.Two sons have been suggested for Menkauhor based on the dating and general location of their tombs in Saqqara: princes Raemka Given the scarcity of contemporaneous attestations for Menkauhor, modern Egyptologists consider his reign to have been perhaps eight or nine years long, as indicated by the much later historical sources. "Traces of official and popular veneration to Nyuserra Iny at Abusir. In Bárta, Miroslav; Coppens, Filip; Krejčí, Jaromír. Egypt in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Old Kingdom: an archaeological perspective. Fribourg: Academic Press; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. might suggest a longer reign, since this festival was typically celebrated only after a ruler had spent 30 years on the throne. Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2005, Proceedings of the Conference held in Prague (June 27–July 5, 2005).
Based on the dating of the tombs surrounding Khuit's burial, Seipel argues that she lived during the mid-Fifth Dynasty.
was an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the Old Kingdom period.
He was the seventh ruler of the Fifth Dynasty at the end of the 25th century BC or early in the 24th century BC.
Known today as the Headless Pyramid, the ruin had been lost under shifting sands until its rediscovery in 2008.
The figure of Menkauhor was at the centre of a long lasting funerary cult until the end of the Old Kingdom period, with at least seven agricultural domains producing goods for the necessary offerings. Menkauhor is attested by three hieroglyphic sources, all from the much later New Kingdom period.
However, Egyptologist Hartwig Altenmüller deems this hypothesis unlikely. Prague: Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Oriental Institute.