Djedkare Isesi in Wikipedia
Djedkare Isesi in Greek known as Tancheres from Manetho's Aegyptiaca, was a Pharaoh of Egypt during the Fifth dynasty. He
is assigned a reign of twenty-eight years by the Turin Canon although some Egyptologists believe this is an error and should
rather be thirty-eight years. Manetho ascribes to him a reign of forty-four years while the archaeological evidence suggests
that his reign is likely to have exceeded thirty-two years. Djedkare's prenomen or royal name means "The Soul of Ra
It is not known who Djedkare's parent were. Djedkare could be Menkauhor's son, or Niuserre's son. He may have been either a
son, brother or cousin of his predecessor Menkauhor. Similarly the identity of his mother is unknown.
The name of Djedkare Isesi's principal wife is not known. An important queen consort was very likely the owner of the pyramid
complex located to the northeast of Djedkare's pyramid in Saqqara. The queen's pyramid had an associated temple and it had
its own satellite pyramid. Baer suggested that the reworking of some of the reliefs may point to this queen ruling after the
death of Djedkare. It is possible that this queen was the mother of Unas, but no conclusive evidence exists to support this
Queen Meresankh IV has been suggested as a possible wife of Djedkare , but she is more commonly thought to be a wife of
Djedkare's sons were:
Prince Isesi-ankh, buried in Saqqara.
Prince Neserkauhor, buried in Abusir.
It is possible that Prince Raemka and Prince Kaemtjenent are sons of Djedkare, but more commonly thought to be a son of
His daughters include:
Kekheretnebti, King's Daughter of his Body, buried in Abusir.
Meret-Isesi, King's Daughter of his Body, buried in Abusir.
Hedjetnebu, King's Daughter of his Body, buried in Abusir.
Nebtyemneferes, King's Daughter, buried in Abusir.
Kentkhaus, King's daughter of his Body, wife of Vizier Senedjemib Mehi, was likely a daughter of Djedkare Isesi....
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