Dynasty II

The first pharaoh to add an epithet within the serekh of the Horus name, which was not included in the earlier version of the name. His tomb has not been found. The identity of Sekhemib has given rise to several theories, and the question has still not been solved by Egyptologists.

Reign of Sekhemib
AE Chronology2660–2650


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Sekhemib: Sekhem ib
Sekhem ib
 The resolute one
Abydos Tomb P, IÄF 266-268
Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 20 no. 52
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 44-45, a:H1


Nebty name
Nebty name of Sekhemib: Sekhem ib per en Maat
Sekhem ib per en Maat
 The resolute one who comes forth for Maat
Lauer, La Pyramide à Degrés, IV, no. 93-94
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 44-45, a:N


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 44–45
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 362–365
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 22–23, 40
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 29



With 2336 hieroglyphic names of the pharaohs
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