Also known as: Khamudi Dynasty XV

Reign of Khamudy


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Khamudy: Hotep ib Ra
Hotep ib Ra
The satisfied one of the mind of Ra
Seal from Jerico Tomb 30 (Israel Museum 33.1256)
Ryholt, The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period (1997) , 387
Birth name
Birth name of Khamudy: Khamudy
ḥḳꜢ-ḫꜢswt ḫꜢmwdi
The ruler of foreign lands, Khamudy
Royal Canon of Turin 10.28
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), X, 20
. Ramesside Inscriptions, II, 841:14
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 114-115, 6:E2

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

Africanus xv, 5 Aρχλης Arkhles Archles 61 years
Eusebius xvii, 4 Aρχλης Arkhles Archles 14 years
Josephus 81 Aσσις Assis Assis 49 years, 2 months


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 114–115
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 174–175
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 82


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The Royal titulary

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

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 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.

Throne name
(prenomen) Announced at the coronation, and written in a cartouche.

Personal name
(nomen) The name given at birth, also written in a cartouche.

Ancient historians

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