Bebiankh

Also known as: Sewoserenre, Seuserenre Dynasty XVI

Bebiankh's throne name is found on the Karnak king list number 27, as well as on the Turin Canon 11.8, where he is noted for a reign of 12 years. His throne and birth names are present on a fragmented stela found at Gebel Zeit near the Red Sea.

Reign of Bebiankh
Ryholt1600–1588
Turin Canon12 years

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Bebiankh: Se user en Ra
Se user en Ra
swsr.n-rꜤ
The one whom Ra has made strong
ra:z-wsr-s-n
Castel, Dépôt de stèles dans le sanctuaire du Nouvel Empire au Gebel Zeit, BIFAO 85, 291–2, pl. 64
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 126-127, 9:T1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Bebiankh: Se user en Ra*
Se user en Ra*
swsr.n-rꜤ
The one whom Ra has made strong
ra-wsr-s-n
Karnak king list 27
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 126-127, 9:T3
Throne name variant
Throne name of Bebiankh: Se user en Ra*
Se user en Ra*
swsr.n-rꜤ
The one whom Ra has made strong
ra-s-wsr-s-r:a-Y1:Z2
Royal Canon of Turin 11.8
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), XI:8
. Ramesside Inscriptions, II, 842:16
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 126-127, 9:T2
Birth name
Birth name of Bebiankh: Bebi ankh
Bebi ankh
bbi-Ꜥnḫ
Bebi is alive
b-b-i-anx
Bronze dagger (British Museum EA66062)
Castel, Dépôt de stèles dans le sanctuaire du Nouvel Empire au Gebel Zeit, BIFAO 85, 291–2, pl. 64
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 126-127, 9:E1

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 126–127
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 69–70
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 85

 

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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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