Ramesses VI

 Dynasty XX


Reign of Ramesses VI
AE Chronology1145–1139
von Beckerath1142–1134
Shaw1143–1136
Dodson1141–1133
Malek1143–1136
Arnold1151–1143
Grimal1144–1136
Redford1156–1149
Highest attestationYear 8

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Ramesses VI: Ka nakht aa nakhtu sankh tawy
Ka nakht aa nakhtu sankh tawy
kꜢ-nḫt ꜤꜢ-nḫtw sꜤnḫ-tꜢwi
The strong bull, whose victories are great, he who gives life to the Two Lands
E1:D40-aA:a:Y1-n:xt:x*t-D40:Z2-s-anx-M127-wAD
The Epigraphic Survey, Medinet Habu, II, plate 102, usurped
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 5:H1
Horus name variant
Horus name of Ramesses VI: Ka nakht aa nakhtu sankh tawy
Ka nakht aa nakhtu sankh tawy
kꜢ-nḫt ꜤꜢ-nḫtw sꜤnḫ-tꜢwi
The strong bull, whose victories are great, he who gives life to the Two Lands
E1:D40-aA:a-D40:t*3-s-anx-n:x:N17:N17
CG 42152
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 5:H2
Horus name variant
Horus name of Ramesses VI: Ka nakht aa nakhtu
Ka nakht aa nakhtu
kꜢ-nḫt ꜤꜢ-nḫt(w)
The strong bull, whose victories are great
E1:D40-aA:n:xt-x*t:D40
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), Text III, 201
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 5:H3
Horus name variant
Horus name of Ramesses VI: Ka nakht aa nakhtu
Ka nakht aa nakhtu
kꜢ-nḫt ꜤꜢ-nḫt(w)
The strong bull, whose victories are great
aA:a:Y1-n:xt:x*t-A24:t*W
. Ramesside Inscriptions, VI, 372
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 5:H4
Nebty name
Nebty name of Ramesses VI: User khepesh hed hefenu
User khepesh hed hefenu
wsr-ḥpš hd-ḥfnw
He whose blow is powerful, he whose attacks are countless
wsr-s-W-A24-x:p-N37:xpS-h-G4-F46:a-A24-H-f:n:nw*W-I8:Z2
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 5:N1
Nebty name variant
Nebty name of Ramesses VI: User khepesh hed hefenu
User khepesh hed hefenu
wsr-ḥpš hd-ḥfnw
He whose blow is powerful, he whose attacks are countless
wsr-s-T16A-h:d:Y1-D40:I8:Z2
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 224d
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 5:N2
Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Ramesses VI: User renput mi Tatenen
User renput mi Tatenen
wsr-rnpwt-mi-tꜢ-ṯnn
Rich in years like Tatenen
wsr-s-rnp-rnp-rnp-mi-N17:T-sw*sw:n:n
. Ramesside Inscriptions, VI, 372
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 5:G1
Golden Horus name variant
Golden Horus name of Ramesses VI: User renput mi Tatenen
User renput mi Tatenen
wsr-rnpwt-mi-tꜢ-ṯnn
Rich in years like Tatenen
wsr-s-r:D40-G7-rnp-rnp-rnp-Z3-mi-i-tA:Z1*N23-M22-M22-n:n-A40-Z1-G7
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 5:G2
Throne name
Throne name of Ramesses VI: Neb Maat Ra, mery Amun
Neb Maat Ra, mery Amun
nb-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ mri-imn
Lord of the Maat like Ra, beloved of Amun
ra:nb-mAat-i-mn:n:N36
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 224d
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 5:T1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Ramesses VI: Neb Maat Ra, mery Amun
Neb Maat Ra, mery Amun
nb-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ mri-imn
Lord of the Maat like Ra, beloved of Amun
ra-C10A\-C12-N36:nb
Petrie, Koptos, plate XIX, bottom
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 5:T2
Throne name variant
Throne name of Ramesses VI: Neb Maat Ra, mery Amun
Neb Maat Ra, mery Amun
nb-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ mri-imn
Lord of the Maat like Ra, beloved of Amun
ra:nb-Sw-C12-mr
Naville, Bubastis, plate XXXVIII (H)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 5:T3
Birth name
Birth name of Ramesses VI: Ramessu, Amun her khepeshef, netjer heqa Iunu
Ramessu, Amun her khepeshef, netjer heqa Iunu
rꜤ-msi-sw imn-ḥr-ḫpš.f nṯr-ḥḳꜢ-iwnw
Ramesses, Amun is his force, god and ruler of Heliopolis
ms:z:z-C2\-C12F-nTr-HqA-iwn
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 224d
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 170-171, 5:E5
Birth name variant
Birth name of Ramesses VI: Ramessu Amun her khepeshef netjer heqa Iunu
Ramessu Amun her khepeshef netjer heqa Iunu
rꜤ-msi-sw imn-ḥr-ḫpš.f nṯr-ḥḳꜢ-iwnw
Ramesses, Amun is his force, god and ruler of Heliopolis
C12B-ra:ms-z:z-nTr-HqA-iwn
Naville, Bubastis, plate XXXVIII (H)

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 170–171
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 323–326
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 19 (1913): 194–202
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 131

 

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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.

Prenomen
Throne name
(prenomen) Announced at the coronation, and written in a cartouche.

Nomen
Personal name
(nomen) The name given at birth, also written in a cartouche.

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