King list Gallery

Photos, line-drawings and facsimiles of the king lists with sources where available. Most of the images can be found in out-of-print books from the 19th century. For detailed information, check the respective king list page.

Turin king list

Turin king list papyrus column 1

Column 1
Peter Lundström 2020
edited Museum Egizio photo

Turin king list papyrus column 2

Column 2
Peter Lundström 2020
edited Museum Egizio photo

Turin king list papyrus column 3

Column 3
Peter Lundström 2020
edited Museum Egizio photo

Turin king list papyrus column 4

Column 4
Peter Lundström 2020
edited Museum Egizio photo

Turin king list papyrus column 5

Column 5
Peter Lundström 2020
edited Museum Egizio photo

Turin king list papyrus column 6

Column 6
Peter Lundström 2020
edited Museum Egizio photo

Turin king list papyrus column 7

Column 7
Peter Lundström 2020
edited Museum Egizio photo

Turin king list papyrus column 8

Column 8
Peter Lundström 2020
edited Museum Egizio photo

Turin king list papyrus column 9

Column 9
Peter Lundström 2020
edited Museum Egizio photo

Turin king list papyrus column 10

Column 10
Peter Lundström 2020
edited Museum Egizio photo

Turin king list papyrus column 11

Column 11
Peter Lundström 2020
edited Museum Egizio photo

Turin king list unplaced fragments

Unplaced fragments
Peter Lundström 2020
edited Museum Egizio photo

Turin king list verso by Peter Lundström 2017.

Turin king list verso
Peter Lundström 2017
Facsimile created from the plates of Lepsius (1842).

Turin king list verso by Peter Lundström 2020.

Turin king list verso
Peter Lundström 2020
Photo with the fragment numbers.
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Turin king list verso by Peter Lundström 2020.

Turin king list verso
Peter Lundström 2020
Photo with the fragment numbers and the papyri sheets marked.
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Turin king list verso by Peter Lundström 2020.

Turin king list verso
Peter Lundström 2020
Photo with the fragment numbers and a 5 cm grid.
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Turin king list verso by Peter Lundström 2020.

Turin king list verso
Peter Lundström 2020
Photo without the fragment numbers.
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Turin king list verso by Peter Lundström 2020.

Turin king list verso
Peter Lundström 2020
Photo with only the photographed fragments.
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Turin king list verso by Peter Lundström 2020.

Turin king list verso
Peter Lundström 2020
Increased contrast photo without the fragment numbers.
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Turin king list verso by Peter Lundström 2020.

Turin king list verso
Peter Lundström 2020
Photo of the papyrus only.
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The recto

Turin king list recto
Peter Lundström 2020
The tax-register on the recto of the Turin king list.
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Abydos king list

Abydos King list 1869 (Source: Mariette 1869, plate 43)
Mariette 1869

Abydos, I, plate 43
Size: 2000x955 (285 kb)

Abydos King list 1869 (Source: Dümichen 1869, plate XLV)
Dümichen 1869

Historische Inschriften, II, plate XLV
Size: 2000x1591 (555 kb)

Karnak king list

Source: Young, Hieroglyphics, II, plate 96
Young (Burton) 1825

Plate 96
Size: 1800x1127 (632 kB)

Source: Wilkinson, Extracts from several Hieroglyphical Subjects, plate IV
Wilkinson 1830

Plate IV
Size: 1646x1037 (412 kB)

Source: Prisse d’Avennes, Monuments Égyptiens, plate I
d’Avennes 1847

Plate I
Size: 1370x914 (500 kB)

Source: Lepsius, Über die zwölfte Aegyptische Königsdynastie, plate I
Lepsius 1853

Plate I
Size: 2400x1154 (768 kB)

Source: L’Illustration 1846
L’Illustration 1846

Page 244 top
Size: 1037x839 (328 kB)

Source: L’Illustration 1846
L’Illustration 1846

Page 244 bottom
Size: 435x583 (86 kB)

Source: L’Illustration 1846
L’Illustration 1846

Page 245
Size: 626x725 (189 kB)

Saqqara king list

Saqqara king list 1864
Mariette 1864

Plate XVII
Size: 1462x519 (270 kB)


de Rougé, 1865

Album photographique, no. 143-145
Size: 1195x566 (146 kB)

Saqqara king list 1866
de Rougé 1866

Recherches sur les Monuments..., Plate I
Size: 2000x608 (362 kB)

Saqqara king list 1872
Mariette 1872

Plate 58
Size: 1861x939 (472 kB)

Saqqara king list 2011
Peter Lundström 2011-12

My own reconstruction
Size: 3766x876 (957 kB)

Saqqara king list 2015
Peter Lundström 2015

My own updated reconstruction
Size: 3766x920 (788 kB)

Saqqara king list
Saqqara king list 2010

Photograph
Size: 2036x963 (301 kB)

Ramesseum king list

Ramesses II Festival of Min ceremonies (Source: Champollion, Monuments, plates 149bis-150 composite)
Champollion 1845

Plates 149bis-150 composite
Size: 3000x771 (874 kB)

Ramesses II Festival of Min ceremonies (Source: Lepsius, Denkmaeler, III, plates 162-164 composite)
Lepsius 1849

Plates 162-164 composite
Size: 2500x691 (870 kB)

Ramesses II Festival of Min ceremonies (Source: The Epigraphic Survey, Medinet Habu IV, plate 213)
Epigraphic Survey 1940

Medinet Habu IV (OIP 51), Plate 213 (colored)
Size: 3088x815 (689 kB)

Medinet Habu king list

Medinet Habu king list in 1802
Vivant Denon 1802

Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Égypte, plate 134
Size: 7400x2600 (943 kb)

Medinet Habu king list 1809
Description de l’Egypte 1809

Description de l’Egypte, plate 11
Size: 4000x2794 (1.14 mb)

Medinet Habu king list in 1837
Wilkinson 1837

The manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians, plate 76
Size: 5000x1569 (833 kb)

The Epigraphic Survey, Medinet Habu IV, plates 203-205 composite
Epigraphic Survey 1940

Medinet Habu IV, Plates 203-205 composite, colored
Size: 4482x930 (1.4 MB)

Festival scene (right side)
Festival scene (right side)

Medinet Habu 2016
Size: 1820x1077 (400 kB)



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Kinglists
Ancient historians
Terms & information

OK – Old Kingdom
Dynasties 3-6

MK – Middle Kingdom
Dynasties 11-12

NK – New Kingdom
Dynasties 18-20

SIP – Second Intermediate Period
Dynasties 13-17

Thebes – The Southern capital

Memphis – The Northern capital

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 – From the German for prototype or template, a vorlage is 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

Hyksos – Greek form of ḥḳꜢ-ḫꜢswt or “rulers of foreign lands,” referring to peoples who migrated and controlled parts Egypt during the SIP.

Mortuary Temple – where the gods and the king who built the temple were worshipped.

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