Nemtiemsaf I

Also known as: Nemtyemsaf I, Merenre I
Dynasty VI

In older literature Nemtiemsaf was known as Antiemsaf, but this has been proven to be incorrect. The correct reading is Nemtiemsaf. His name is included in Manetho's king list as Methousouphis, which could be a Greek transcription of Merenra. To distinguish him from his namesake, Nemtiemsaf II, he is often numbered as Merenra I, but there is no contemporary evidence that Nemtiemsaf II also used Merenra as his throne name. It has only been found in the Abydos king list of Seti I which was created some 900 years later.

Reign of Nemtiemsaf I
AE Chronology2227–2217
von Beckerath2260–2254
Shaw2287–2278
Dodson2219–2212
Allen2255–2246
Malek2242–2237
Franke2250–2245
Redford2310–2300
Turin Canon20 years
Manetho (Africanus)7 years

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Nemtiemsaf I: Ankh khau
Ankh khau
 Ꜥnḫ-ḫꜤw
 (Whose) appearances are (very much) alive
anx-xa-w
Rock inscription, Hamamat
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), II, 115d
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), VI, 4 H
Nebty name
Nebty name of Nemtiemsaf I: Ankh khau nebty
Ankh khau nebty
 Ꜥnḫ-ḫꜤw
 (for whom) The appearances of the Two Ladies are alive
anx-xa-w
Rock inscription, Hamamat
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), II, 115d
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), VI, 4 N
Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Nemtiemsaf I: Bikwy nebu
Bikwy nebu
 bikwi-nbw
 The golden double falcon
G5*G5:S12
Alabaster vase, Cairo Museum CG 18694 (JE2090)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 62-63, 4:G2

Variants

Throne name
Throne name of Nemtiemsaf I: Mer en Ra
Mer en Ra
 mr-n-rꜤ
 The one whom Ra has loved
ra:U7-r:n
Abydos king list 37
Karnak king list 16
Chenoboskion Tomb 1
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), II, 113g

Variants

Birth name
Birth name of Nemtiemsaf I: Nemty em saf
Nemty em saf
 nmty-m-sꜢf
 Nemty is his protection
G7A-m-V18-f
Sethe, Die Altaegyptischen Pyramidentexte nach den Papierabdrucken und Photographien des Berliner Museums, I, 8
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 62-63, 4:E

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTransliterationTranscriptionReign
Africanus vi, 3 Μεθουσουφις Methousouphis Methusuphis 7 years

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 62–63
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 209–211
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 163–168
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 43

 

 



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