Hudjefa I

 Dynasty II

The name Hudjefa appears in the Saqqara and Turin king lists. Both describe Hudjefa as the immediate successor of Neferkasokar and the predecessor of Khasekhemwy. Hudjefa is not a proper name, but instead describes that the original name was unreadable to the scribe compiling the list.

Reign of Hudjefa I
von Beckerath2711–2709
Turin Canon11y 8m 4d
Manetho (Africanus)48 years

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Hudjefa I: Hudjefa
Hudjefa
ḥw-ḏfꜢ
Missing
H-D:f-A-G41:G37
Royal Canon of Turin 4.2
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), III:2
"Missing" indicates that there was a gap in the Ramesside records.
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 44-45, 8:2
Throne name variant
Throne name of Hudjefa I: Hudjefa
Hudjefa
ḥw-ḏfꜢ
Missing
D:f-A-G41:G37
Saqqara king list 49
Only traces of parts of the signs are readable. "Missing" indicates that there was a gap in the Ramesside records.
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 44-45, 8:1

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTransliterationTranscriptionReign
Africanus ii, 8 Σεσωχρις Sesokhris Sesochris 48 years

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 44–45
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 126–127
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 30

 

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The Royal titulary

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

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