Menkauhor Kaiu was an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the Old Kingdom
period, the seventh ruler of the Fifth Dynasty in the 25th or 24th
century BC. He ruled for possibly eight or nine years, following king
Nyuserre Ini, and was succeeded by Djedkare Isesi. Although Menkauhor is
well attested by historical sources, few artefacts from his reign have
survived; less is known about him than about most Fifth Dynasty
pharaohs, and no offspring of his have been identified. Khentkaus III
may have been Menkauhor's mother, as indicated by discoveries in her
tomb in 2015. Beyond the construction of monuments, the only known
activity dated to his reign is an expedition to the copper and turquoise
mines in Sinai. He ordered the construction of a sun temple, the last
ever to be built, called the Akhet-Ra ("The Horizon of Ra"). Known from
inscriptions found in the tombs of its priests, this temple is yet to be
located. Menkauhor was buried in Saqqara in a small pyramid named
Netjer-Isut Menkauhor ("The Divine Places of Menkauhor"). Known today as
the Headless Pyramid, the ruin had been lost under shifting sands until
its rediscovery in 2008.
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