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The Names of the Kings of Egypt:
The Serekhs and Cartouches of Egypt's Pharaohs,
along with Selected Queens
by Kevin Johnson, PhD
& Bill Petty, PhD
ISBN - 978-1-4675-3061-3
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The Names of the Kings: The Serekhs and Cartouches of Egypt's Pharaohs, along with Selected Queens is a small, pocket sized book (measuring
4 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1/2", with 124 pages) which has been specifically designed to be easily carried for ready accessibility.
contains the names, serekhs and cartouches of almost all of the Egyptian Kings whose names are inscribed on the monuments of
Whether you are traveling to Egypt, visiting your favorite museum, or doing research, at only $14.95, this small
book is a "must have" for the professional Egyptologist as well as the interested amateur, or the traveler who wants to get the most
out of what he or she is seeing.
This book is organized chronologically, beginning with Dynasty 0 and ending with Dynasty 34.
Following the dynasty number, the inclusive dates for that dynasty are listed in parenthesis.
Within each dynasty the kings are listed in the order of their reign. Gaps in the numbering indicate gaps in knowledge of the king,
or that the king is so insignificant that inclusion was not considered worthwhile.The king's name is followed by the inclusive dates
of his reign.
The names by which each king is most commonly known are listed in Bold. Names derived from foreign (non-Egyptian)
sources are generally shown in parenthesis, e.g. (Cheops). Note however that in the sample page to the right Thutmose, which
is derived from the Greek, is not in parenthesis because of its almost universal use.
Females are listed in italics, whether a king's wife or a ruler in her own right.
The dates listed, though based on a number
of respected sources, are the authors' own and should be considered as approximate.
There is no particular order to the
serekhs and cartouches listed for a particular king, and it should not be assumed that a prenomen and a nomen listed on the same line
will necessarily be seen together on a monument.
In order to make this little book as easy to use as possible, two indexes have been included.
First there is
an Alphabetic Index, with over 300 entries, which lists all of the kings by their most common names. Following the name
is the dynasty, the number within the dynasty, and the page number.
There is also a Sign Index. This index, which contains several
thousand total references, makes it possible to identify a king by referencing the hieroglyphic signs contained in his name (both
the cartouche and the serekh. For example if you see a cartouche containing a ship's sail (see under P below), you will find that
it belongs to the 8th king of Dynasty 23, or Peftjauabastet.