|Reign of Osorkon III|
From the hieroglyphic records
From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity
|Africanus xxiii, 2||Oσορχω||Osorkho||Osorcho||8 years|
Beckerath, J. Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 194–195
Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 19 (1913): 382–389
Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 154
The full titulary was announced at the coronation, when a pharaoh officially became king.
The oldest form of a pharaoh's name, often enclosed in a serekh, a sort of "heraldic crest" representing a palace facade.
The "Two Ladies", the heraldic goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet, representing Upper and Lower Egypt respectively.
Golden Horus name
Gold was strongly associated with eternity, but the meaning of this title is disputed.
(prenomen) Announced at the coronation, and written in a cartouche.
(nomen) The name given at birth, also written in a cartouche.
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