Taharqa

Also known as: Taharka, Taharqo Dynasty XXV


Reign of Taharqa
690–664
Manetho (Africanus)18 years
Manetho (Eusebius)20 years
Manetho (Jerome)20 years

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Taharqa: Qa khau
Qa khau
ḳꜢ-ḫꜤw
Exalted of appearances
q:xa-w
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), V, 8+12+13
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 208-209, 6:H1
Horus name variant
Horus name of Taharqa: Qa khau Taharqa
Qa khau Taharqa
ḳꜢ-ḫꜤw thrḳ
Exalted of appearances, Taharqa
w-q:xa-N17:h-l:q
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), V, 12b
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 208-209, 6:H2
Horus name variant
Horus name of Taharqa: Qa khau
Qa khau
ḳꜢ-ḫꜤw
Exalted of appearances
q:xa-A28
ASAE 43 (1943): 412 (25)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 208-209, 6:H3
Nebty name
Nebty name of Taharqa: Qa khau
Qa khau
ḳꜢ-ḫꜤw
Exalted of appearances
q:xa-w
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), V, 8+12+13
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 208-209, 6:N1
Nebty name variant
Nebty name of Taharqa: Qa khau
Qa khau
ḳꜢ-ḫꜤw
Exalted of appearances
q:xa-A28
ASAE 43 (1943): 412 (25)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 208-209, 6:N2
Nebty name variant
Nebty name of Taharqa: Qa khau
Qa khau
ḳꜢ-ḫꜤw
Exalted of appearances
q-xa
ZÄS 87, 3
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 208-209, 6:N3
Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Taharqa: Khu tawy
Khu tawy
ḫw-tꜢwy
Protector of the Two Lands
x-D43:N17:N17
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), V, 8
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 208-209, 6:G1
Golden Horus name variant
Golden Horus name of Taharqa: Khu tawy
Khu tawy
ḫw-tꜢwy
Protector of the Two Lands
x-w-N17:N17
ASAE 43 (1943): 412 (25)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 208-209, 6:G2
Throne name
Throne name of Taharqa: Khu nefertem Ra
Khu nefertem Ra
ḫwi-nfrtm-rꜤ
The one whom Nefertum and Ra protect
ra-F134-Aa1&w
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), V, 8+12+13
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 208-209, 6:T1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Taharqa: Khu nefertem Ra
Khu nefertem Ra
ḫwi-nfrtm-rꜤ
The one whom Nefertum and Ra protect
ra-nfr-t:U15-Aa1&w
Weight stone (Cairo Museum CG 31652)
Jansen-Winkeln, Inschriften der Spätzeit. Die 25. Dynastie (2009), III, 58-59
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 208-209, 6:T2
Throne name variant
Throne name of Taharqa: Khu nefertem Ra
Khu nefertem Ra
ḫwi-nfrtm-rꜤ
The one whom Nefertum and Ra protect
ra-Aa1&w-F134
Carter, Report of work done in Upper Egypt (1902-1903), ASAE 4 (1904): 178-180
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 208-209, 6:T4
Birth name
Birth name of Taharqa: Taharqa
Taharqa
thr-ḳꜢ
N17:O4A-l:q
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), V, 8+12+13
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 208-209, 6:E1
Birth name variant
Birth name of Taharqa: Sa Ra Taharqa
Sa Ra Taharqa
zꜢ-rꜤ thr-ḳꜢ
Son of Ra, Taharqa
zA&ra-N17:O4\-l:q
Mariette, Monument divers recueillis en Égypte et en Nubie (1872), II, pl. 83
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 208-209, 6:E2
Birth name variant
Birth name of Taharqa: Taharqa mery Amun
Taharqa mery Amun
thr-ḳꜢ mri-imn
Taharqa, beloved of Amun
i-mn:n:N36-N17:O4\-l:q
Dunham, The Royal Cemeteries of Kush, V, 49 (34c)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 208-209, 6:E3

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTransliterationTranscriptionReign
Africanus xxv, 3 Ταρκος Tarkos Tarcus 18 years
Eusebius xxv, 3 Ταρακος Tarakos Taracus 20 years
Jerome Tarachus Aethiops 20 years

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 208–209
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 20 (1915): 31–42
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 163

 

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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.

Kinglists
Ancient historians

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