Xerxes I in hieroglyphs

The third pharaoh of the Twenty-seventh Dynasty, a.k.a. Xerses I

Precedessor
Darius I

Successor
Artaxerxes I

Reign of Xerxes I
AE Chronology486–466
v. Beckerath486–465
Shaw486–465
Dodson486–465
Redford486–466
Manetho21 years

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Birth names

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Kheshyresh
ḫšriš
Xerxes
x-M8A-i-i-A-E23-M8A
Lepsius, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien, III, 283i,l,n
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 220-221, 3:E1
Birth name variant
Kheshyresh
ḫšriš
Xerxes
x-M8A-i-i-E23-M8A
Lepsius, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien, III, 283o
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 220-221, 3:E2

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTranscriptionReign
Africanus xxvii, 3 Ξερξης Xerxes 21 years
Eusebius xxvii, 4 Ξερξης Xerxes 21 years

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 20 (1915): 150–152
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 220–221
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 168
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