Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Anedjib, Adjib, aka Hor-Anedjib, Hor-Adjib and Enezib
Sex Male
Status Pharaoh
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 2930 BC
Site Abydos, Egypt
Current Location
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Pharaoh Anedjib, also known as Adjib, Hor-Anedjib, Hor-Adjib and Enezib, was an Egyptian Pharaoh who ruled during the 1st Dynasty. Probable son of Pharaoh Den, though no confirmation exists. Based on the sources, it is assumed that he reigned for 8 to 10 years at most.  There is evidence of constant rebellion against the reign of Anedjib, leaving him to be remembered as a "Pharaoh of many conflicts."

His tomb, built in Abydos, is considered to be one of the most poorly constructed tombs for a Pharaoh. The tomb was constructed out of wood which was considered to be a luxury material in Egypt at the time, leaving us to question why one would use such luxury in the construction of such a poorly made tomb.


Although not much is known regarding the mummification of Anedjib, the burial site was excavated at Abydos and is known as "Tomb X". It measures 16.4 x 9.0 metres, which is considerably small in relation to other discovered tombs in the area. Adjib's tomb has its entrance at the eastern side and a staircase leading down the inside.

The burial chamber was constructed entirely of wood, and there were 64 graves of retainers within the area, also of low grade construction.


Egyptologists such as Nicolas Grimal and Wolfgang Helck point out that pictures of Adjib show the notation Qesen ("calamity") written on the stairways of the Hebsed pavilion. It is a possibility that the death of Anedjib was a violent one.



A few stone vessels were discovered at Abydos that showed clear evidence that someone had tried to erase Pharaoh Anedjib’s name from history, which suggests a dispute that may have occurred.

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