Djet

Also known as: Wadj, Zet, Uadji
Dynasty I

The Horus name of pharaoh Djet is well attested, but there is a second version that in addition to the cobra sign, has a papyrus stem before it, which could be read Wadj. This second name has only been found as grafitti near Silsileh and according to Petrie, it belongs to Dynasty XIII.

The Abydos King List lists the fourth pharaoh as Ita, while the Turin papyrus lists a name ending with ..ti. The Manetho list of Africanus and Eusebius both give Uenephes.

Reign of Djet
AE Chronology2822–2815
von Beckerath2927–2914
Malek2892–2879
Grimal3055–3050
Manetho (Africanus)23 years
Manetho (Eusebius)42 years

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name: Djet
Djet
 ḏt
 Serpent of Horus
I10
Petrie, Royal Tombs, I, plate XVII, 125-127
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 38-39, 4:H

Variants

Throne name
Throne name: Ita*
Ita*
 itꜢ
i-t-A
Abydos king list 4
Mariette, Abydos, I, plate 43 (4)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 38-39, 4:E1

Variants

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTransliterationTranscriptionReign
Africanus i, 4 Ουενεφης Ouenephes Uenephis 23 years
Eusebius i, 4 Ουενεφης Ouenephes Uenephes 42 years

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 38–39
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 94–96
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 31–32
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 25

 

 



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