Amenemhat II

Also known as: Amenemhet II
Dynasty XII

Amenemhat II's throne name is present on the Abydos and Saqqara king lists, but on the Turin Canon his name is lost due to damage, but can with confidence be placed at 6.22 based on the known succession of the Twelfth Dynasty. His name is also present in Manetho's king list as Ammanemes.

Reign of Amenemhat II
AE Chronology1878–1843
von Beckerath1914–1879
Shaw1922–1878
Dodson1932–1896
Malek1918–1884
Arnold1929–1892
Grimal1928–1895
Franke1877–1843
Redford1929–1895
Turin Canon10+x years
Manetho (Africanus)38 years
Manetho (Eusebius)68 years
Highest attestationYear 35

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name: Heken em Maat
Heken em Maat
 ḥkn-m-mꜢꜤt
 Horus who delights in Maat
H-k:n-m-C10
Funerary stele from Abydos (Cairo Museum, JE 12644, CG 20541)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 84-85, 3:H1

Variants

Nebty name
Nebty name: Heken em Maat
Heken em Maat
 ḥkn-m-mꜢꜤt
 He who delights in Maat
H-k:n-m-C10
Funerary stele from Abydos (Cairo Museum, JE 12644, CG 20541)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 84-85, 3:N1

Variants

Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name: Maat kheru
Maat kheru
 mꜢꜤt-ḫrw
 True of voice
U1:Aa11-P8
Funerary stele from Abydos (Cairo Museum, JE 12644, CG 20541)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 84-85, 3:G1

Variants

Throne name
Throne name: Nebu kau Ra
Nebu kau Ra
 nbw-kꜢw-rꜤ
 Golden are the souls of Ra
ra:nbw-kA*kA:kA
Abydos king list 61
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), II, 123-124
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 84-85, 3:T

Variants

Birth name
Birth name: Amenemhat
Amenemhat
 imn-m-ḥꜢt
 Amun is in front
i-mn:n-m-HAt:t
Niche-stela from Abydos (CG 20531)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 84-85, 3:E2

Variants

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTransliterationTranscriptionReign
Africanus xii, 2 Aμμανεμης Ammanemes Ammanemes 38 years
Eusebius xii, 2 Aμμανεμης Ammanemes Ammanemes 68 years
Eratosthenes 33 Σταμμενεμης β Stammenemes II Stammenemes II 23 years

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 84–85
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 23–25
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 284–294
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 58–59

 

 



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