|Huni||in Egyptian also|
|Kerpheres in Greek|
|c. 2599 - 2575 BC||Reign: 26 years|
Huni was the last ruler of the third dynasty. He made a drastic change in tradition by moving the royal cemetery to Meidum 50 km south of Sakkara. There he is believed to have started the pyramid, though there is no evidence at all on the location that confirms this accepted assumption. His son Snofru finished the work of the step pyramid and added two more steps and finally made sides that were smooth and even, making it a "true" pyramid.
There is no evidence that the court and admi- nistration left the capital Memphis, and the tombs at Meidum mostly belong to civil servants of his son Snofru. The picture left shows his name as it appears on later lists.