Mesochris

 Dynasty III

The name Mesochris was according to Africanus, the fourth king of Manetho's third dynasty. No hieroglyphic name is know or can easily be connected to this king. Another possibility is that the third dynasty could inadvertedly have been mixed together with the fourth dynasty, and Mesochris could be a variant of king Menkaura, also known as Mycerinus.

Reign of Mesochris
Not available or unknown

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

None known

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTransliterationTranscriptionReign
Africanus iii, 4 Mεσωχρις Mesokhris Mesochris 17 years

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 48–49

 

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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.

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Throne name
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Personal name
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