From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Semat in hieroglyphs
F36 B1

The Companion[1]

Semat was an Ancient Egyptian Queen, who was a wife of the King Den. She was buried near him in Abydos.

Very little is known about Semat besides a stela discovered near Den's tomb in Abydos, she held the titles of

G5 U1
"She who sees Horus"
"She who carries Seth"

Both of these titles were associated with queens in ancient Egypt.[2] Semat was not the only woman identified from funerary stela. Other women whose funerary stela were found near Den's tomb are Seshemetka and Serethor.[3]

Until the Second World War the stela was in the Egyptian Museum in Berlin, but was destroyed in the war.[4]


  1. ^ Silke Roth: Die Königsmütter des Alten Ägypten. P 382.
  2. ^ Grajetzki, Ancient Egyptian Queens: A Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Golden House Publications, London, 2005, ISBN 978-0-9547218-9-3
  3. ^ Tyldesley, Joyce. Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt. Thames & Hudson. 2006. ISBN 0-500-05145-3
  4. ^ *Geoffrey Thorndike Martin: Umm el-Qaab VII, Private Stelae of the Early Dynastic Period from the Royal Cemetery at Abydos, Archäologischer Veröffentlichungen 123, Wiesbaden 2011, ISBN 978-3-447-06256-5, p. 100-101, no. 129, pl. 35.

External links[edit]