Hudjefa I in hieroglyphs

The tenth pharaoh of the Second Dynasty,

The name Hudjefa appears in the Saqqara and Turin king lists. Both describe Hudjefa as the immediate successor of Neferkasokar and the predecessor of Khasekhemwy. Hudjefa is not a proper name, but instead describes that the original name was unreadable to the scribe compiling the list.

Precedessor
Neferkasokar

Successor
Khasekhemwy

Reign of Hudjefa I
v. Beckerath2711–2709
Turin King List11y 8m 4d
Manetho (Africanus)48 years

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne names

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
Hudjefa
ḥw-ḏfꜢ
Missing
H-D:f-A-G41:G37
"Missing" indicates that there was a gap in the Ramesside records.
Turin King List 4.2
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 44-45, 8:2
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959) III:2
Throne name variant
Hudjefa
ḥw-ḏfꜢ
Missing
D:f-A-G41:G37
Saqqara Canon no. 49
Only traces of parts of the signs are readable. "Missing" indicates that there was a gap in the Ramesside records.
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 44-45, 8:1

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTranscriptionReign
Africanus ii, 8 Σεσωχρις Sesochris 48 years

Bibliography

  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 44–45
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 30
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 126–127
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