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Qa'a
Qa'a
Rule
Reign 26 years
Dynasty 1st Dynasty
Names
Praenomen
Nomen
Nebty
Horus
Golden Horus
Legacy
Family
Burial Place Umm el-Qa'ab
Monuments

Qa'a (also Qáa or Ka'a) was the last pharaoh of the First Dynasty.

Legacy

Qa'a had a fairly large tomb in Abydos which measures 98.5 X 75.5 feet or 30 X 23 meters.[1], The tomb of one of Qa'a's state officials at Saqqara—a certain noblemen named Merka—contained a stele with many titles. There is a second sed festival attested. This fact plus the high quality of a number of royal steles depicting the king implies that Qa'a's reign was a fairly stable and prosperous period of time. Qa'a's name translates as "His Arm is Raised."[2]

A number of year labels have also been discovered dating to his reign at the First Dynasty burial site of Umm el-Qa'ab in Abydos. Qa'a is believed to have ruled Egypt around 2916 B.C.E. A dish inscribed with the name and titles of Qa'a was discovered in the tomb of Peribsen (Tomb P of Petrie). [3]

Under Qa'a the officials Merka and Sabef had high positions in the

References

  1. Peter Clayton
  2. Clayton, p.16
  3. B. palace administration. Porter and R.L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings, V. Upper Egypt: Sites. Oxford, 1937, pg 81


Preceded by:
Semerkhet
Pharaoh of Egypt
1st Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Hotepsekhemwy

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