Harkhuf


Harkhuf
(fl. 2280 BC)
   Egyptian official during the reigns of Nemtyemsaf I and Pepy II of Dynasty 6 who held the post of governor of Upper Egypt, possibly as successor to Weni. He was buried at Elephantine, and his tomb contains a major autobiographical inscription. He undertook four expeditions to Nubia during which he acquired exotic goods for the royal court, including a pygmy or dwarf for which he was personally congratulated by the king.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier
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Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt by Rosalie and Antony E. David

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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