The first book describe the history and culture of Egypt. Below you will find the names of the kings mentioned, with a short description. He used the works of earlier historians, like Herodotus, adapting events and stories to his own end. It is likely that he was told many stories about the pharaohs, but mixed up exactly which pharaoh each belonged to. It is still valuable as he actually visited Egypt and most likely talked to the priests. If nothing else, it is still a source of the pharaohs.
|1.45.1/3||Μηναν / Μηνα||Menan / Mena||Narmer||Introduced his people to luxury|
|1.45.2||Τνεφαχθον||Tnephachthon||Tafnakht||Denounced luxury and cursed Menes, which is why his name was almost forgotten|
|1.50.3||Ουχορευς||Oukhoreus||The eight king, founded Memphis|
|1.51.5||Μοιρις||Moiris||Amenemhat III||Succeeded to the throne 12 generations after Uchoreus|
|1.53.1||Σεσοωσις||Sesoösis||Senusret III||Seven generations after Moeris, a great king. Killed himself after becoming blind after 33 years reign|
|1.60.1||Aμασις||Amasis||Ruled with great harshness and contempt|
|1.60.2||Aκτισανης||Aktisanes||King of Ethiopia, defeated Amasis|
|1.61.1||Μενδην||Menden||Who some call Μάρρον (Marron), built the Labyrinth|
|1.62.1||Κετηνα||Cetes||Thought by Greeks to be Πρωνεύς (Proneus)|
|1.62.5||Pεμφις||Rhemphis||Ramesses III||Amassed riches and left a treasure larger than that of any king before him|
|1.63.1||Νειλέως||Neileos||After whom the Nile river is named|
|1.63.2||Χεμμις||Khemmis||Khufu||Eight king of Memphis, ruled 50 years, and built the largest pyramid|
|1.64.1||Κεφρην||Kephren||Khafra||Brother of Χέμμις who succeded him. Built the second pyramid.|
|1.64.1||Χαβρυην||Khabryen||Radjedef||Son of Chemmis who some say took the throne after him, not Cephren.|
|1.64.6||Μυκερινος||Mukerinos||Menkaura||Who some call Μεγχερῖνον (Mencherinon), a son of Chemmis|
|1.65.2||Σαβακων||Sabakon||Shabaka||By birth an Ethiopian, yet in piety and uprightness far surpassed his predecessors|
|1.68.1||Aπριης||Apries||Apries||King for 22 years, strangled by the men of Amasis|
|1.68.3||Aμασις||Amasis||Amasis||Ruled for 55 years until Cambyses conquered Egypt|
|15.92.2||Ταχως||Takhos||Djedhor Teos I||King Tachos of Egypt received 500 talents of silver and 50 warships|
Epitome – Manetho’s original Aegyptiaca was lost in antiquity, and in the following centuries, it was replaced by Epitomes (summaries) by rivalling advocates of Jewish, Egyptian, and Greek history that saw each side trying to establish the truth according to their point of view.
Vorlage – German for prototype or template, a prior version of a manuscript, in this case an earlier version of the canon.
Recto and verso – Recto is the front side and verso is the back side of a written or printed text.
Cartouche – oval band enclosing a pharaohs name
Hieratic – cursive form of hieroglyphic script
Dynasty – a sequence of rulers from the same family, from Greek dynasteia (δυναστεια)
OK – Old Kingdom
MK – Middle Kingdom
NK – New Kingdom
SIP – Second Intermediate Period