Ramesses VIII

 Dynasty XX


Reign of Ramesses VIII
AE Chronology1130
von Beckerath1126–1125
Shaw1129–1126
Dodson1125–1123
Malek1129–1126
Arnold1136–1131
Grimal1128–1125
Redford1141–1139
Highest attestationYear 1

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Ramesses VIII: User Maat Ra, akh en Amun
User Maat Ra, akh en Amun
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ Ꜣḫ-n-imn
The strong one of the Maat of Ra, beneficial to Amun
C2\-wsr-C12B-Ax&x:n
The Epigraphic Survey, Medinet Habu, V, plate 301 (4)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 172-173, 7:T1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Ramesses VIII: User Maat Ra, akh en Amun
User Maat Ra, akh en Amun
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ Ꜣḫ-n-imn
The strong one of the Maat of Ra, beneficial to Amun
ra-wsr-C10A-C12-Ax&x:n
Aegyptische Inschriften aus den Königlichen Museen zu Berlin, II, p. 189 (3)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 172-173, 7:T2
Throne name variant
Throne name of Ramesses VIII: User Maat Ra, akh en Amun
User Maat Ra, akh en Amun
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ Ꜣḫ-n-imn
The strong one of the Maat of Ra, beneficial to Amun
ra-wsr-C12B-G25&x:n
. Ramesside Inscriptions, VI, 385
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 172-173, 7:T3
Birth name
Birth name of Ramesses VIII: Ramessu, Seth her khepeshef, mery Amun
Ramessu, Seth her khepeshef, mery Amun
rꜤ-msi-sw stẖ-ḥr-ḫpš.f mri-imn
Ramesses, Seth is on his strong arm, beloved of Amun
ra-C7-C12-N36-ms-s-H6
The Epigraphic Survey, Medinet Habu, V, plate 299 (4)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 172-173, 7:E1
Birth name variant
Birth name of Ramesses VIII: Ramessu, Seth her khepeshef, mery Amun
Ramessu, Seth her khepeshef, mery Amun
rꜤ-msi-sw stẖ-ḥr-ḫpš.f mri-imn
Ramesses, Seth is on his strong arm, beloved of Amun
ra-A304-C12A-s\*ms*s:N36
Aegyptische Inschriften aus den Königlichen Museen zu Berlin, II, p. 189 (3)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 172-173, 7:E2
Birth name variant
Birth name of Ramesses VIII: Ramessu, Seth her khepeshef, mery Amun
Ramessu, Seth her khepeshef, mery Amun
rꜤ-msi-sw stẖ-ḥr-ḫpš.f mri-imn
Ramesses, Seth is on his strong arm, beloved of Amun
ra-C12\-C12F-N36-s\-ms-s
. Ramesside Inscriptions, VI, 381
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 172-173, 7:E3

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 172–173
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 328–329
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 19 (1913): 205–206
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 132–133

 

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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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