Mini-Episode: The Prince of Beers

The Prince Rahotep and the Princess Nofret


In the early Fourth Dynasty, Prince Rahotep, son of Sneferu, was embarking on his career in the government. This work would consume all his years, as he rose from post to post, finally reaching the highest offices of the land.

We know of Rahotep from his magnificent tomb at Meidum, which housed a pair of statues: Rahotep and his wife, Nofret, enthroned for eternity.

Rahotep and Nofret, via


from egyptphoto

from egyptphoto


Miroslav Barta, Journey to the West, 2011

Aidan Dodson and Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, 2010

Gay Robins, The Art of Ancient Egypt, 1997.