Senedj in hieroglyphs

The fifth pharaoh of the Second Dynasty, a.k.a. Sened

The Horus name of Senedj is unknown. The earliest source of the name dates from the tomb of the High priest Shery from the fourth dynasty, where it is written in a cartouche, which was not yet in use during the second dynasty. The New Kingdom king lists all use the same name, but with different hieroglyphs.

Precedessor
Wadjenes

Successor
Sekhemib

Reign of Senedj
AE Chronologyc. 2610
v. Beckerath2735–2724
Malek2700–2690
Turin King List70 (years?)
Manetho (Africanus)41 years

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King

 The Dual King Senedj*

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
Senedj*
snḏ
The frightful one
s-n:d-i
Abydos Canon no. 13

Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 42-43, 5:E3
Throne name variant
Sened*
snd
The frightful one
s-n:d
Dynasty IV tomb of Shery
Mariette, Les mastabas de l'ancien empire, pp. 92-93
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 42-43, 5:E2
Throne name variant
Senedj*
snḏ
The frightful one
snD
Saqqara Canon no. 52

Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 42-43, 5:E4
Throne name variant
Senedj*
snḏ
The frightful one
snD-//
Turin King List 3.24
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959) II:24
Throne name variant
Senedj*
(n)swt-snd
The frightful one
sw-s-n:d
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 42-43, 5:E5

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTranscriptionReign
Africanus ii, 5 Σεθενης Sethenes 41 years

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 21–22
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 42–43
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 28
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 383–384
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