Kheti (vizier)

Kheti was an Ancient Egyptian vizier of the Twelfth Dynasty under king Amenemhet III, around 1800 BC. Kheti is known from a papyrus fragment dated to year 29 of that king. [1] He is the only vizier who can be specifically dated to the rule of Amenemhat III. In the Installation of the Vizier, a text referring to the office of the vizier, found in several New Kingdom tombs, there is mentioned a famous vizier named Kheti. About him is said: He impoverished his associates for the benefits of others.[2] It seems possible that both sources refer to the same person.[3]


  1. M. Collier/S. Quirke: The UCL Lahun Papyri: Religious, Literary, Legal, Mathematical and Medical, London 2004, 118-119
  2. R.O. Faulkner: The Installation of the Vizier, In: The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 41 (1955), p. 22
  3. W. Grajetzki: Court Officials of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom, London 2009 ISBN 978-0-7156-3745-6, p. 34
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