Amenmesse

Also known as: Amenmesses, Amenmose
Dynasty XIX

Amenmesse somehow managed to usurp the throne at Thebes and parts of Upper Egypt from Seti II, but it only lasted a year or two before he was ousted and presumably killed.

Reign of Amenmesse
AE Chronology1202–1200
von Beckerath1203–1200
Dodson1200–1196
Malek1203–1200
Grimal1202–1199
Redford1226–1221
Manetho (Africanus)5 years
Manetho (Eusebius)26 years
Manetho (Jerome)26 years
Highest attestationYear 4

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Amenmesse: Ka nakht mery Maat semen tawy
Ka nakht mery Maat semen tawy
 kꜢ-nḫt mri-mꜢꜤt-smn-tꜢwi
 Strong bull, beloved of Maat, he who strengthen the Two Lands
E1:D40-mAat-mr-U32-n:N17:N17:N21*N21
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 204e
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 158-159, 5:H3

Variants

Nebty name
Nebty name of Amenmesse: Wer biaut mi Ipet-sut
Wer biaut mi Ipet-sut
 wr-biꜢwt-m-ipt-swt
 He who is great of miracles in Karnak Temple
wr:r-b-i-A-i-t-i-U16A:Aa15-i-p:t-st-Z2:O49
. Ramesside Inscriptions, IV, 198
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 158-159, 5:N
Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Amenmesse: Aa khepesh, saa waset en mes su
Aa khepesh, saa waset en mes su
 ꜤꜢ-ḫpš sꜤꜢ wꜢst n ms sw
 The one great of might, who has magnified Thebes for the one who bore him
aA:xpS-s-aA:a-R19-t:O49-n:ms*s*sw
Hardwick, The Golden Horus Name of Amenmesse?, JEA 92 (2006), 255-260
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 158-159, 5:G
Throne name
Throne name of Amenmesse: Men mi Ra, setep en Ra
Men mi Ra, setep en Ra
 mn-mi-rꜤ stp.n-rꜤ
 Eternal like Ra, the chosen one of Ra
ra:mn-mi-i-stp&n&ra
Valley of Kings, tomb KV 10, gate B
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 202e
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 158-159, 5:T1

Variants

Birth name
Birth name of Amenmesse: Amenmesse heqa Waset
Amenmesse heqa Waset
 imn-msi-sw ḥḳꜢ-wꜢst
 Amenmesse, the Ruler of Thebes
C12-ms-s-s-HqA-q-R19
Valley of Kings, tomb KV 10, gate B
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 202e
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 158-159, 5:E1

Variants

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTransliterationTranscriptionReign
Africanus xix, 5 Aμμενεμνης Ammenemnes Ammenemnes 5 years
Eusebius xix, 4 Aμμενεμης Ammenemes Ammenemes 26 years
Jerome 43 Ammenes 26 years

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 158–159
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 50–52
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 19 (1913): 127–130
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 123–124

 

 



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