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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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Queen Nitiqrit
Other spelling: Nitocris

Queen or king of Egypt, 5th ruler of the 1st Dynasty, ruling from sometime around 3000 to 2950 BCE. There are no accounts to the length of her or his reign.
If a king, the actual name was Netjerkare.
If a queen, Nitiqrit was both sister and wife of King Merenre 2, who may have ruled for about one year. According to Herodotus, she would marry the next king, and founder of a new dynasty, Teti. After he was murdered 22 years into his reign, she would assemble his murderers in a banquet, and seal off the room and have it flooded.
The only archaeological evidence of Nitiqrit is the Turin King List, where a king or queen is mentioned as last ruler of the 6th Dynasty.
She or he was preceded by Merenre 2, who had succeeded Pepi 2. The next king of Egypt would be Teti.

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By Tore Kjeilen