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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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Other spellings: Adjib; Andjyeb; Enezib; Miebidos

Seal impression of Anedjib.
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Seal impression of Anedjib.

Anedjib's tomb at Abydos.
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Anedjib's tomb at Abydos.

King of Egypt, 6th king of the 1st Dynasty, ruling from sometime around 2930 BCE. Accounts suggest that he ruled for 26 years.
His tomb is at Abydos, and is noted for being small, 16 x 9 metres, and of inferior quality compared to other royal tombs in the area. It was made entirely of wood.
Judging from his long reign, his poor tomb but also from the grandeur that non-royals built their tombs further north (like tomb 3038 at Saqqara, which is suggested to be a forerunner to pyramids), it may be suggested that his reign was one of decline, at least for the royal court.
Several stone vessels found at Abydos have originally had the name of Anedjib, but this was erased and replaced with that of his successor, Semerkhet. This suggest a feud in the royal court. In short, the decline of the 1st Dynasty seem to have begun during the reign of Anedjib. He may have lost control over Lower Egypt.
According to accepted king lists, he was preceded by Den, and succeeded by Semerkhet.

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By Tore Kjeilen