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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map

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Other spellings: Wadj; Zet; Uadji

Djet's funerary stele from Abydos, Egypt.
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Djet's funerary stele from Abydos.

Comb with inscriptions of Djet.
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Comb with inscriptions of Djet.

King of Egypt, 4th king of the 1st Dynasty, ruling from sometime around 3040 to 2980 BCE.
Nothing is known of his reign, not even its length.
He was buried at Abydos, in a rectangular wood-lined burial chamber, surmounted by a brick-cased mound of sand or rubble. On top of this, there was a rectangular superstructure. Next to his tomb, his funerary stele was found, probably the finest from the 1st Dynasty.
According to accepted king lists, he was preceded by Djer as king and succeeded by Den, or his wife, Queen Merneith.

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By Tore Kjeilen