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The start of the king list, showing Seti and his son - Ramesses II - on the way to making an offering to Ptah-Seker-Osiris, on behalf of their 72 ancestors - the contents of the king list. Rammesses is depicted holding censers

The Abydos King List, also called the Abydos Table is a list of the names of seventy-six kings and pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, found on the walls of the Temple of Seti I at Abydos, Egypt. It consists of three rows of thirty-eight cartouches on each row. The upper two rows contain names of the kings, while the third row merely repeats Seti I's throne name and praenomen.

Besides providing the order of the Old Kingdom rulers (albeit often obviously incorrectly), it is the sole source to date of the names of many of the rulers of the Seventh and Eighth Dynasties, so the list is valued highly for that reason.

This list omits the names of many pharaohs who were 'erased' from this revised history — such as Hatshepsut, Akhenaten, Smenkhkare, Tutankhamen, and Ay.

Contents

Contents of the king list

Drawing of the cartouches in the Abydos King List.

First Dynasty

Cartouches 1 to 8 Name written in the list Common name
Cartouches 1 to 8 (Click to enlarge)
1 Meni Menes
2 Teti Hor-Aha
3 Iti Djer
4 Ita Djet
5 Septi Den
6 Meribiap Anedjib
7 Semsu Semerkhet
8 Qebeh Qa'a

Second Dynasty

Cartouches 9 to 14 Name written in the list Common name
Cartouches 9 to 14 (Click to enlarge)
9 Bedjau Hotepsekhemwy
10 Kakau Raneb
11 Banetjer Ninetjer
12 Wadjnas Wneg
13 Sendi Sened
14 Djadjay Khasekhemwy

Third Dynasty

Cartouches 15 to 19 Name written in the list Common name
Cartouches 15 to 19 (Click to enlarge)
15 Nebka Sanakhte
16 Netjerykhet Djoser Djoser
17 Teti Sekhemkhet
18 Sedjes Khaba
19 Neferkara Huni

Fourth Dynasty

Cartouches 20 to 25 Name written in the list Common name
Cartouches 20 to 25 (Click to enlarge)
20 Sneferu Sneferu
21 Khufu Khufu
22 Djedefre Djedefre
23 Khafra Khafra
24 Menkaura Menkaura
25 Shepseskaf Shepseskaf

Fifth Dynasty

Cartouches 26 to 33 Name written in the list Common name
Cartouches 26 to 33 (Click to enlarge)
26 Userkaf Userkaf
27 Sahure Sahure
28 Kakai Neferirkare Kakai
29 Neferefre Neferefre
30 Nyuserre Nyuserre Ini
31 Menkauhor Menkauhor Kaiu
32 Djedkare Djedkare Isesi
33 Unis Unas

Sixth Dynasty

Cartouches 34 to 39 Name written in the list Common name
Cartouches 34 to 39 (Click to enlarge)
34 Teti Teti
35 Userkare Userkare
36 Meryre Pepi I Meryre
37 Merenre Merenre Nemtyemsaf II
38 Neferkare Pepi II Neferkare
39 Merenre Saemsaf Merenre Nemtyemsaf II

Seventh/Eighth Dynasty

Cartouches 40 to 47 Name written in the list Common name
Cartouches 40 to 47 (Click to enlarge)
40 Netjerikare Netjerkare
41 Menkare Menkare
42 Neferkare Neferkare II
43 Neferkare Neby Neferkare Neby
44 Djedkare Shemai Djedkare Shemai
45 Neferkare Khendu Neferkare Khendu
46 Merenhor Merenhor
47 Sneferka Neferkamin

Ninth Dynasty

Cartouches 48 to 56 Name written in the list Common name
Cartouches 48 to 56 (Click to enlarge)
48 Nikare Nikare
49 Neferkare Tereru Neferkare Tereru
50 Neferkahor Neferkahor
51 Neferkare Pepiseneb Neferkare Pepiseneb
52 Sneferka Anu Neferkamin Anu
53 Kaukara Qakare Ibi
54 Neferkaure Neferkaure II
55 Neferkauhor Neferkauhor
56 Neferirkare Neferirkare

Eleventh/Twelfth Dynasty

Cartouches 57 to 61 Name written in the list Common name
Cartouches 57 to 61 (Click to enlarge)
57 Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II
58 Sankhkare Mentuhotep III
59 Sehetepibre Amenemhat I
60 Kheperkare Senusret I
61 Nebukaure Amenemhat II
Cartouches 62 to 65 Name written in the list Common name
Cartouches 62 to 65 (Click to enlarge)
62 Khakeperre Senusret II
63 Khakaure Senusret III
64 Nemaatre Amenemhat III
65 Maakherure Amenemhat IV

Eighteenth Dynasty

Cartouches 66 to 74 Name written in the list Common name
Cartouches 66 to 74 (Click to enlarge)
66 Nebpehtira Ahmose I
67 Djeserkara Amenhotep I
68 Aakheperkara Thutmose I
69 Aakheperenra Thutmose II
70 Menkheperra Thutmose III
71 Aakheperura Amenhotep II
72 Menkheperura Thutmose IV
73 Nebmaatra Amenhotep III
74 Djeserkheperura
Setepenra
Haremheb

Nineteenth Dynasty

Cartouches 75 and 76 Name written in the list Common name
Cartouches 75 and 76 (Click to enlarge)
75 Menpehtira Ramesses I
76 Menmaatra Seti I

See also

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