Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt: Pharaoh is a title used to describe the ancient Egyptian rulers of all periods. Meaning "Great House", it originally referred to the king's palace.
Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt
Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

Pharaoh is a title used to describe the ancient Egyptian rulers of all periods. Meaning "Great House", it originally referred to the king's palace, over time it became interchangeable with the traditional Egyptian word for king, nswt.

There are several important King Lists that provide details of Ancient Egypt's Pharaohs, including The Palermo Stone, the Royal List of Abydos and the Royal Lists of Karnak and Saqqara as well as those from Manetho.

The Kings listed start from the early Dynastic Period and Dynasty 1 and finishes with Dynasty 31 in the Late Period and covers the Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom kings.

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Next Dynasty 3 Previous Dynasty 1 The Arachaic Period: Kings of Dynasty 2

Hotepsekhemwy

Hotepsekhemwy King: Hotepsekhemwy
Dynasty 2
Length of Reign: 38 Years

Date: circa 2890 - 226867BC

First King of the Second Dynasty, his name means 'Pleasing in Powers'.

Hotepsekhemwy is the founder of the second dynasty. The Horus Name (Hotepsekhemwy) was the royal titulary most important name in this period; it was received at the accession. His birth name was Hotep which passed in the royal titulary as both Nesut-bity and Nebty name of the Horus Hotepsekhemui. We are told that his nebty name meant, "the Two Mistresses are at peace".