Dynasty XIII

Khendjer is the earliest known Semitic king of a native Egyptian dynasty and his name has been interpreted as the foreign name Hnzr and equated with the Semitic personal name for "boar". His name is present in the Turin Canon, and only a few other finds contain his name. He had a small pyramid built at Saqqara.

Reign of Khendjer
AE Chronology1732–1728
Highest attestationYear 5


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Khendjer: User ka Ra
User ka Ra
 The strong one of the ka of Ra
Jéquier, Deux pyramides du moyen empire, plate 6
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 94-95, 17:T1


Birth name
Birth name of Khendjer: Khendjer
 The wild boar
Jéquier, Deux pyramides du moyen empire, plate 6
Pyramidion of Khendjer (Cairo Museum JE 53045)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 94-95, 17:E
Throne + Birth name
Throne + Birth name of Khendjer: User [ka] Ra Khendjer
User [ka] Ra Khendjer
 wsr-..-rꜤ ḫnḏr
Royal Canon of Turin 7/20
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), VI:20
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 94-95, 17:T+E


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