Amenemnesut in hieroglyphs

The second pharaoh of the Twenty-first Dynasty, a.k.a. Amenemnisu

Precedessor
Smendes I

Successor
Psusennes I

Reign of Amenemnesut
AE Chronology1005–1002
v. Beckerath1044–1040
Shaw1043–1039
Dodson1038–1034
Redford1004–1000
Manetho4 years

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name

Prenomen or throne name

Announced at the coronation and always written in a cartouche. The “official” name of the pharaoh. Also known as the Prenomen.

Throne name
Nefer ka Ra, heqa Waset
nfr-kꜢ-rꜤ ḥḳꜢ-wꜢst
The perfect one is the (very) ka of Ra, ruler of Thebes
ra-nfr-kA-HqA-R19
Montet, La Nécropole royale de Tanis (1951), Vol. 2, pl. 73, fig. 43
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 178-179, 2:T

Birth names

Nomen or birth name

Personal name given at birth. Also known as the Nomen .

Birth name
Amen em nesu
imn-m-nswt
Amun is king
i-mn:n-m&t-sw
Borchardt, Quellen und Forschungen zur Zeitbestimmung der Ägyptischen Geschichte, II, plate 2
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 178-179, 2:E2
Birth name variant
Amen em nesu, mery Amun
imn-m-nsw mri-imn
Amun is king, beloved of Amun
C12\-C12-N36:m*sw
Montet, La Nécropole royale de Tanis (1951), Vol. 2, pl. 73, fig. 43
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 178-179, 2:E1

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTranscriptionReign
Africanus xxi, 3 Νεφελχερης Nephelcheres 4 years
Eusebius xxi, 3 Νεφερχερης Nephercheres 4 years
Jerome Nephercheres 4 years

Bibliography

  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 178–179
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 139
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