Also known as: Anedjib, Enezib Dynasty I

The Horus name Adjib is well attested in the archaeological records. The New Kingdom king lists of Saqqara and Abydos give the name Merybiapen while the Turin papyrus give the name as Merygeregipen, where the U21 sign is probably an error by the scribe. According to Africanus, Manetho called him Miebidos, while Eusebius claimed the similar Niebaes.

Reign of Adjib
AE Chronology2771–2764
von Beckerath2867–2861
Turin Canon72 (years?)
Manetho26 years


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Adjib: Adjib
Brave of heart
Petrie, Royal Tombs, I, plate VI
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 40-41, 6:H
Throne name
Throne name of Adjib: Mery biap*
Mery biap*
Beloved one of the iron throne
Abydos king list 6
Mariette, Abydos, I, plate 43 (6)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 40-41, 6:1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Adjib: Mery bia pen*
Mery bia pen*
Beloved one of the iron throne
Saqqara king list 58
Meyer, Ägyptische Chronologie, plate 1 (1)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 40-41, 6:2
Throne name variant
Throne name of Adjib: Meri gereg ipen*
Meri gereg ipen*
Beloved one of the iron throne
Royal Canon of Turin 3.17
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), II:17
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 40-41, 6:3

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

Africanus i, 6 Μιεβιδoς Miebidos Miebidos 26 years
Eusebius i, 6 Nιεβαης Niebais Niebais 26 years
Eratosthenes 4 Μιαβιης Miabies Miabaes 19 years


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 40–41
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 55–56
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 9–11
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 26


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The Royal titulary

The full titulary was announced at the coronation, when a pharaoh officially became king.

Horus name
The oldest form of a pharaoh's name, often enclosed in a serekh, a sort of "heraldic crest" representing a palace facade.

Nebty name
The "Two Ladies", the heraldic goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet, representing Upper and Lower Egypt respectively.

Golden Horus
Golden Horus name
Gold was strongly associated with eternity, but the meaning of this title is disputed.

Throne name
(prenomen) Announced at the coronation, and written in a cartouche.

Personal name
(nomen) The name given at birth, also written in a cartouche.

Ancient historians

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