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
Turin Canon27y 2m 1d
Manetho30 years


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Khasekhemwy: Kha sekhem
Kha sekhem
 The powerful one has appeared
Quibell, Hierakonpolis, I, plate XXXVIII
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 44-45, 9:H1


Nebty name
Nebty name of Khasekhemwy: Kha sekhemwy hetep netjerwy imef
Kha sekhemwy hetep netjerwy imef
 The two powerful ones have appeared, the two lords being satisfied with him
Petrie, Royal Tombs, II, plate XXIII (201)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 44-45, 9:N1


Throne name
Throne name of Khasekhemwy: Djadjay*
Abydos king list 14
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 44-45, 9:1


The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

Africanus ii, 9 Χενερης Kheneres Cheneres 30 years
Eusebius ii, 9 Χενερης Kheneres Cheneres 30 years


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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