Merenhor in hieroglyphs

The seventh pharaoh of the Eighth Dynasty,

Merenhor is found on the Abydos king list number 46, while the Turin papyrus has a notation of a lacuna where the name would have been found.

Neferkara Khendu

Neferkamin I

Reign of Merenhor

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
Mer en Hor*
Beloved of Horus
Abydos Canon no. 46

Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 66-67, 7:T


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  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 45
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 204
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