Uni o͞o´nē [key], fl. c.2300 BC, Egyptian official of the VI dynasty. His career is known through his private inscription. After rising from an obscure court position to a position of command, he defeated the Bedouins five times and pursued them as far as Palestine. As governor of the south under Pepi I , he established water connections with the quarries just above the First Cataract of the Nile by a series of canals cut through the granite, and shipped granite blocks down the river to be used for the royal pyramid.

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