Dynasty III

Huni is missing from the Abydos king list, unless Neferkara (no. 19) which precedes Sneferu is a mistake and should be Huni. The Turin papyrus shows that Huni was Sneferu's predecessor, while the Saqqara king list actually holds Huni's name. Huni was the first pharaoh to use a cartouche for his name.

Reign of Huni
AE Chronologyc. 2544
Turin Canon24 years
Manetho (Africanus)26 years


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Huni: Kha ba
Kha ba
Quibell, Hierakonpolis, plate LXX (1)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 50-51, b:H "Hor Chaba"
Horus name
Horus name of Huni: Qa hedjet
Qa hedjet
 (whose) White Crown is high
Stele of unknown provenance (possibly a forgery), Louvre, E 25982
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 50-51, c:H "Hor Qahedjet"
Throne name
Throne name of Huni: Huni*
 The smiter
Saqqara king list 44
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 48-49, 6:E2



Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 48–51
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 128–130
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 57–58
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 33



With 2336 hieroglyphic names of the pharaohs
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