Metjen served Djoser in
several capacities during the 3rd Dynasty.
His father, Anubisemonkeh, was a scribe and a judge.
Sometimes known as Methen, he is a famous biographer of
that era. He began his career as a scribe and eventually
became governor of the Delta region. He also came to rule
the eastern area of Fayoum and another nome. He was
buried beside Djoser, which showed his honors and rank.
The reliefs in his mastaba at Saqqara give details of the
social, political and religious aspects of the start of
the Old Kingdom.