Ramesses VIII in hieroglyphs

The seventh pharaoh of the Twentieth Dynasty,

Precedessor
Ramesses VII

Successor
Ramesses IX

Reign of Ramesses VIII
AE Chronology1130
v. Beckerath1126–1125
Shaw1129–1126
Dodson1125–1123
Arnold1136–1131
Malek1129–1126
Grimal1128–1125
Redford1141–1139
Highest attestationYear 1

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King
The Son of Ra

 The Dual King User Maat Ra, akh en Amun  Son of Ra Ramessu, Seth her khepeshef, mery Amun

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
User Maat Ra, akh en Amun
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ Ꜣḫ-n-imn
The strong one of the Maat of Ra, beneficial to Amun
C2\-wsr-C12B-Ax&x:n
The Epigraphic Survey, Medinet Habu, V, plate 301 (4)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 172-173, 7:T1
Throne name variant
User Maat Ra, akh en Amun
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ Ꜣḫ-n-imn
The strong one of the Maat of Ra, beneficial to Amun
ra-wsr-C10A-C12-Ax&x:n
Aegyptische Inschriften aus den Königlichen Museen zu Berlin, II, p. 189 (3)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 172-173, 7:T2
Throne name variant
User Maat Ra, akh en Amun
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ Ꜣḫ-n-imn
The strong one of the Maat of Ra, beneficial to Amun
ra-wsr-C12B-G25&x:n
Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions , VI, 385
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 172-173, 7:T3

Birth names

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Ramessu, Seth her khepeshef, mery Amun
rꜤ-msi-sw stẖ-ḥr-ḫpš.f mri-imn
Ramesses, Seth is on his strong arm, beloved of Amun
ra-C7-C12-N36-ms-s-H6
The Epigraphic Survey, Medinet Habu, V, plate 299 (4)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 172-173, 7:E1
Birth name variant
Ramessu, Seth her khepeshef, mery Amun
rꜤ-msi-sw stẖ-ḥr-ḫpš.f mri-imn
Ramesses, Seth is on his strong arm, beloved of Amun
ra-A304-C12A-s\*ms*s:N36
Aegyptische Inschriften aus den Königlichen Museen zu Berlin, II, p. 189 (3)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 172-173, 7:E2
Birth name variant
Ramessu, Seth her khepeshef, mery Amun
rꜤ-msi-sw stẖ-ḥr-ḫpš.f mri-imn
Ramesses, Seth is on his strong arm, beloved of Amun
ra-C12\-C12F-N36-s\-ms-s
Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions , VI, 381
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 172-173, 7:E3

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 19 (1913): 205–206
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 172–173
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 132–133
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 328–329
PLEASE NOTE
There might be errors on this page.
Make sure you use the correct source!
Yes, you would be surprised...