It was the institution responsible for the education of the princes and princesses of ancient Egypt. Lived there: the mother of Pharaoh, the Great Royal Wife, secondary wives and the sons and daughters of all the queens and concubines. It was next to the palace, independent of the actual building, and had a great importance.
The word "Jeneret" means "house of beauty".
The ladies of the house Jeneret were educated in many aspects, but most were educated in dance and music, learning to ring the harp, lute or flute. Their ritual dances and melodies appease the gods and the atmosphere of harmony to the world rejoiced.
An important activity that was made in this palace was making clothes and making beautiful beauty and grooming utensils, as possessed pottery workshops, carpentry and weaving, as well as barns. In addition, leased land for their own profit. They also had reservations for hunting and fishing.
The palace hierarchy depended on the Great Royal Wife, officials working in the workshops, administrators and servants. The director held the title of "Venerable" and the other women of the nobility, held the title of "Royal Ornament".
In the Old Kingdom the high dignitaries of the empire married women in high positions in Jeneret House. So these could rise more easily and the monarch greater fidelity is assured.
This institution came to have great influence, and during the New Kingdom, was granted the power to engage in foreign policy decisions. The messenger, picking orders Jeneret home when Pharaoh was in a military campaign or diplomatic mission. The queens were engaged in correspondence with sovereign Allied or enemy countries. It also came to discuss matters of succession, sometimes without the knowledge of the pharaoh. Various pharaohs were sons of secondary wives.