Khyan

Also known as: Khian, Khayan
Dynasty XV

Africanus' Staan was likely an error copying the name Siaan. Josephus' names Iannas in the corresponding place, which would seem to be a mistake for Khyan's eldest son Yanassi.

Reign of Khyan
Ryholt1621–1581

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Khyan: Ineq taw
Ineq taw
 inḳ-tꜢw
 The one who has embraced the lands
i-n:q-D32-N21:3
Lower part of usurped statue, (Cairo Museum, CG 389, JE 28574)
D32 sign is clearly visible, but not shown because it is a remnant of the usurpation.
Naville, Bubastis, 23, pls. 21; 35A
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 114-115, 4:H
Throne name
Throne name of Khyan: Seuser en Ra
Seuser en Ra
 s-wsr.n-rꜤ
 The one whom Ra has made strong
ra-s*F78:n
Lower part of usurped statue, (Cairo Museum, CG 389, JE 28574)
Naville, Bubastis, 23, pls. 21; 35A
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 114-115, 4:T
Birth name
Birth name of Khyan: Khyan
Khyan
 ḫyꜢn
x-i-i-A:n
Lower part of usurped statue, (Cairo Museum, CG 389, JE 28574)
Naville, Bubastis, 23, pls. 21; 35A
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 114-115, 4:E1

Variants

Throne + Birth name
Throne + Birth name of Khyan: Netjer nefer seuser en Ra, za-Ra Khyan
Netjer nefer seuser en Ra, za-Ra Khyan
 nṯr-nfr swsr.n-rꜤ ḫyꜢn
 The Good God, the one whom Ra has made strong, Khyan
nTr-nfr-ra-s-F78-n-zA&&&ra-x-i-i-A-n
Alabaster lid in Archaelogical Museum of Heraklion, Crete, No. Λ 263
Egypt Exploration Fund Archaeological report, 1900-1901, 37
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 114-115, 4:T+E

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTransliterationTranscriptionReign
Africanus xv, 4 Στααν Staan Staan 50 years
Josephus 81 Iαννας Iannas Jannas 50 years, 1 month

Bibliography


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), 194–196
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 135–137
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 82
Ryholt, K. (1997). The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period. 120–121

 

 



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