Amenemnesut

Also known as: Amenemnisu Dynasty XXI


Reign of Amenemnesut
AE Chronology1005–1002
von Beckerath1044–1040
Shaw1043–1039
Dodson1038–1034
Redford1004–1000
Manetho4 years

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Amenemnesut: Nefer ka Ra, heqa Waset
Nefer ka Ra, heqa Waset
nfr-kꜢ-rꜤ ḥḳꜢ-wꜢst
The perfect one is the (very) ka of Ra, ruler of Thebes
ra-nfr-kA-HqA-R19
Montet, La Nécropole royale de Tanis (1951), Vol. 2, pl. 73, fig. 43
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 178-179, 2:T
Birth name
Birth name of Amenemnesut: Amen em nesu
Amen em nesu
imn-m-nswt
Amun is king
i-mn:n-m&t-sw
Borchardt, Quellen und Forschungen zur Zeitbestimmung der Ägyptischen Geschichte, II, plate 2
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 178-179, 2:E2
Birth name variant
Birth name of Amenemnesut: Amen em nesu, mery Amun
Amen em nesu, mery Amun
imn-m-nsw mri-imn
Amun is king, beloved of Amun
C12\-C12-N36:m*sw
Montet, La Nécropole royale de Tanis (1951), Vol. 2, pl. 73, fig. 43
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 178-179, 2:E1

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTransliterationTranscriptionReign
Africanus xxi, 3 Νεφελχερης Nephelkheres Nephelcheres 4 years
Eusebius xxi, 3 Νεφερχερης Nepherkheres Nephercheres 4 years
Jerome Nephercheres 4 years

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 178–179
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 139

 

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The Royal titulary

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

Horus
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
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.

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

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

Kinglists
Ancient historians

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