Khasekhemwy

Also known as: Khasekhemui Dynasty II

The Horus name Khasekhem is the only one that appears with the falcon, the other two variants both appear with the falcon and the Seth-animal. The New Kingdom king lists have different names, which probably disagree because the scribes misinterpreted the similar signs in the unknown sources.

Reign of Khasekhemwy
AE Chronology2610–2593
von Beckerath2709–2682
Malek2674–2647
Redford2714–2687
Turin Canon27y 2m 1d
Manetho30 years

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Khasekhemwy: Kha sekhem
Kha sekhem
ḫꜤ-sḫm
The powerful one has appeared
xa-sxm
Quibell, Hierakonpolis, I, plate XXXVIII
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 44-45, 9:H1
Horus name variant
Horus name of Khasekhemwy: Kha sekhemwy
Kha sekhemwy
ḫꜤ-sḫm-wi
The powerful ones have appeared
xa-sxm-sxm
Petrie, Royal Tombs, II, plate XXIV
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 44-45, 9:H3
Horus name variant
Horus name of Khasekhemwy: Kha sekhemwy hetep netjerwy imef
Kha sekhemwy hetep netjerwy imef
ḫꜤ-sḫm-wi-ḥtp-nṯwi-imf
The two powerful ones have appeared, the two lords being satisfied with him
xa:sxm*sxm-G141-G141-Htp:Z11:f
Petrie, Royal Tombs, II, plate XXIII
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 44-45, 9:H2
Nebty name
Nebty name of Khasekhemwy: Kha sekhemwy hetep netjerwy imef
Kha sekhemwy hetep netjerwy imef
ḫꜤ-sḫm-wi-ḥtp-nṯwi-imf
The two powerful ones have appeared, the two lords being satisfied with him
xa:sxm*sxm-G141\-G141-Htp*Z11A:f
Petrie, Royal Tombs, II, plate XXIII (201)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 44-45, 9:N1
Nebty name variant
Nebty name of Khasekhemwy: Kha sekhemwy nebu khetsen
Kha sekhemwy nebu khetsen
ḫꜤ-sḫm-wi-nbw-ḫt-sn
The two powerful ones have appeared, the golden one of their bodies
xa:sxm*sxm-X:s-(n)
Petrie, Tombs of the Courtiers and Oxyrhinkhos, plate VIII (18) (UC11754)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 44-45, 9:N2
Throne name
Throne name of Khasekhemwy: Djadjay*
Djadjay*
ḏꜢ-ḏꜢ-y
DA-DA-D1-i-i
Abydos king list 14
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 44-45, 9:1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Khasekhemwy: Bebety*
Bebety*
bbty
b-b-N21-i-i
Saqqara king list 48
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 44-45, 9:2
Throne name variant
Throne name of Khasekhemwy: Bebety*
Bebety*
bbty
b-b-t:y-//
Royal Canon of Turin 4.3
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), III:3
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 44-45, 9:3

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTransliterationTranscriptionReign
Africanus ii, 9 Χενερης Kheneres Cheneres 30 years
Eusebius ii, 9 Χενερης Kheneres Cheneres 30 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), 177–179
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 34–36, 47–48
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 29

 

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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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