The Abydos King List, also called the Abydos Table or Canon is a list with the names of 76 pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. It is still on a wall of the Mortuary 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 ancestral kings, while the third row merely repeats Seti I’s throne- and birth-name.


The Abydos King List, also called the Abydos Table or Canon is a list with the names of 76 pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. It is still on a wall of the Mortuary 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 ancestral kings, while the third row merely repeats Seti I’s throne- and birth-name.

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# Hieroglyphs Name in list Pharaoh
1 Meni
Y5:N35-M17
Meni
m-n-i
Narmer
Dynasty I, Pharaoh 1
2 Teti
X1:X1-M17
Teti
t-t-i
Aha
Dynasty I, Pharaoh 2
3 Atet
M17-X1-U33
Atet
i-t-t
Djer
Dynasty I, Pharaoh 3
4 Ita
M17-X1-G1
Ita
i-t-a
Wadj
Dynasty I, Pharaoh 4
5 Sepati
N24-N24
Sepati
spAti
Den
Dynasty I, Pharaoh 5
6 Meribiap
U7-D21:N42*Q3
Meribiap
mri-biA-p
Anedjib
Dynasty I, Pharaoh 6
7 Semsu
A23D
Semsu
smsw
Semerkhet
Dynasty I, Pharaoh 7
8 Qe-be-h
N29-D58-V28
Qe-be-h
q-b-H
Qaa
Dynasty I, Pharaoh 8
9 Bedjau
D58-U28-G43-P11
Bedjau
bDAw
Hetepsekhemwy
Dynasty II, Pharaoh 1
10 Kakau
D28-D52:D52:D52
Kakau
kA-kAw
Nebra
Dynasty II, Pharaoh 2
11 Ba-netjer
W10A*E11-R8:N35
Ba-netjer
bA-nṯr
Ninetjer
Dynasty II, Pharaoh 3
12 Wadjnes
M13-N35-S29
Wadjnes
wAD-n-s
Wadjnes
Dynasty II, Pharaoh 4
13 Senedj
S29-N35:D46-M17
Senedj
s-n-d-i
Senedj
Dynasty II, Pharaoh 5
14 Djadjay
U28-U28-D1-M17-M17
Djadjay
DA-DA-y
Khasekhemwy
Dynasty II, Pharaoh 11
15 Nebka
V30-D28-Z1
Nebka
nb-kA
Nebka
Dynasty III, Pharaoh 1
16 Djesersa
//-D45-V17
Djesersa
Dsr-sA
Djeser
Dynasty III, Pharaoh 2
17 Teti
X1:X1-M17
Teti
t-t-i
Sekhemkhet
Dynasty III, Pharaoh 3
18 Sedjes
O34:I10-S29
Sedjes
sDs
Hudjefa II
Dynasty III, Pharaoh 4
19 Neferkara
N5:V30-D28
Neferkara
nfr-kA-ra
Neferkara
Dynasty III, Pharaoh 7
20 Sneferu
S29-F35-G43
Sneferu
s-nfr-w
Sneferu
Dynasty IV, Pharaoh 1
21 Khufu
Aa1:I9-G43
Khufu
x-f-w
Khufu
Dynasty IV, Pharaoh 2
22 Djedefra (Radjedef)
N5-R11-I9
Djedefra (Radjedef)
Dd-f-ra (ra-Dd-f)
Djedefra
Dynasty IV, Pharaoh 3
23 Khafra
N5-N28-D36:I9
Khafra
xa-f-ra
Khafra
Dynasty IV, Pharaoh 4
24 Menkaura
N5-Y5:N35-D28:Z2
Menkaura
mn-kAw-ra
Menkaura
Dynasty IV, Pharaoh 6
25 Shepseskaf
A51-O34:O34-D28:I9
Shepseskaf
Sps-s-kA-f
Shepseskaf
Dynasty IV, Pharaoh 7
26 Userkaf
F12-S29-D28-I9
Userkaf
wsr-kA-f
Userkaf
Dynasty V, Pharaoh 1
27 Sahura
N5-D61-G43
Sahura
sAHw-ra
Sahura
Dynasty V, Pharaoh 2
28 Kakai
D28-D28-M17
Kakai
kA-kA-i
Neferirkara I Kakai
Dynasty V, Pharaoh 3
29 Neferefra
N5-F35-I9
Neferefra
nfr-f-ra
Neferefra Isi
Dynasty V, Pharaoh 5
30 Niuserra
N5-N35-F12*S29:D21
Niuserra
ni-wsr-ra
Niuserra Ini
Dynasty V, Pharaoh 6
31 Menkauhor
G5-Y5:N35-D28*D28:D28
Menkauhor
mn-kAw-Hr
Menkauhor Kaiu
Dynasty V, Pharaoh 7
32 Djedkara
N5-R11-D28
Djedkara
Dd-kA-ra
Djedkara Isesi
Dynasty V, Pharaoh 8
33 Unas
E34:N35-M17-S29
Unas
wnis
Unas
Dynasty V, Pharaoh 9
34 Teti
X1:X1-M17
Teti
tti
Teti II
Dynasty VI, Pharaoh 1
35 Userkara
N5-F12*S29-D28
Userkara
wsr-kA-ra
Userkara
Dynasty VI, Pharaoh 2
36 Meryra
N5-U7:D21-M17-M17
Meryra
mry-ra
Pepi I
Dynasty VI, Pharaoh 3
37 Merenra
N5:U7-D21:N35
Merenra
mr-n-ra
Nemtiemsaf I
Dynasty VI, Pharaoh 4
38 Neferkara
N5-F35-D28
Neferkara
nfr-kA-ra
Pepi II
Dynasty VI, Pharaoh 5
39 Merenra Samsaf
N5-U7:N35-G42-G17-V16:I9
Merenra Samsaf
mr-n-ra sA-m-sA-f
Nemtiemsaf II
Dynasty VI, Pharaoh 6
40 Netjerikara
N5-R8-D28
Netjerikara
nṯr.i-kA-ra
Netjerikara
Dynasty VIII, Pharaoh 1
41 Menkara
N5-Y5:N35-D28
Menkara
mn-kA-ra
Menkara
Dynasty VIII, Pharaoh 2
42 Neferkara
N5-F35-D28
Neferkara
nfr-kA-ra
Neferkara II
Dynasty VIII, Pharaoh 3
43 Neferkara Neby
N5-F35-D28-V30-D58-M17-M17
Neferkara Neby
nfr-kA-ra nb-ii
Neferkara Neby
Dynasty VIII, Pharaoh 4
44 Djedkara Shemai
N5-R11-D28-U4-A33
Djedkara Shemai
Dd-kA-ra-SmAi
Djedkara Shemai
Dynasty VIII, Pharaoh 5
45 Neferkara Khendu
N5-F35-D28-Aa1:N35:D46-G43-D56
Neferkara Khendu
nfr-kA-ra xndw
Neferkara Khendu
Dynasty VIII, Pharaoh 6
46 Merenhor
G5-U7:D21:N35
Merenhor
mr-n-Hr
Merenhor
Dynasty VIII, Pharaoh 7
47 Seneferka
O34-F35-D28
Seneferka
s-nfr-kA
Neferkamin I
Dynasty VIII, Pharaoh 8
48 Nikara
N5-N35-D28
Nikara
ni-kA-ra
Nikara
Dynasty VIII, Pharaoh 9
49 Neferkara Tereru
N5-F35-D28:X1-D21:D21:E23
Neferkara Tereru
nfr-kA-ra tr-r-rw
Neferkara Tereru
Dynasty VIII, Pharaoh 10
50 Neferkahor
G5-F35-D28
Neferkahor
nfr-kA-Hr
Neferkahor
Dynasty VIII, Pharaoh 11
51 Neferkara Pepiseneb
N5-F35-D28-Q3:Q3-S29-N35:D58*M17*M17
Neferkara Pepiseneb
nfr-kA-ra pi-pi-s-n-bi
Neferkara Pepiseneb
Dynasty VIII, Pharaoh 12
52 Neferkamin Anu
O34:F35*D28-D36:N35-W24*G43
Neferkamin Anu
s-nfr-kA-a-n-nw-w
Neferkamin Anu
Dynasty VIII, Pharaoh 13
53 Qakara
N5-A28-D28:Z2
Qakara
qA-kAw-ra
Qakara Ibi
Dynasty VIII, Pharaoh 14
54 Neferkaura
N5-F35-D28:Z2
Neferkaura
nfr-kAw-ra
Neferkaura
Dynasty VIII, Pharaoh 15
55 Neferkauhor
G5-F35-D28:Z2
Neferkauhor
nfr-kAw-hr
Neferkauhor
Dynasty VIII, Pharaoh 16
56 Neferirkara
N5-F35-D4-D28
Neferirkara
nfr-ir-kA-ra
Neferirkara II
Dynasty VIII, Pharaoh 17
57 Neb-hapet-ra
N5:V30-P8
Neb-hapet-ra
nb-HApt-ra
Mentuhetep II
Dynasty XI, Pharaoh 5
58 Sankhkara
N5-S29-S34-D28
Sankhkara
s-anx-kA-ra
Mentuhetep III
Dynasty XI, Pharaoh 6
59 Sehetepibra
N5-S29-R4:X1*Q3-F34
Sehetepibra
s-Htp-ib-ra
Amenemhat I
Dynasty XII, Pharaoh 1
60 Kheperkara
N5-L1-D28
Kheperkara
xpr-kA-ra
Senusret I
Dynasty XII, Pharaoh 2
61 Nebukaura
N5:S12-D28*D28:D28
Nebukaura
nbw-kAw-ra
Amenemhat II
Dynasty XII, Pharaoh 3
62 Khakheperra
N5-N28-L1
Khakheperra
xai-xpr-ra
Senusret II
Dynasty XII, Pharaoh 4
63 Khakaura
N5-N28-D28:D28*D28
Khakaura
xa-kAw-ra
Senusret III
Dynasty XII, Pharaoh 5
64 Nimaatra
N5:N35-U4-D36:X1
Nimaatra
ni-mAat-ra
Amenemhat III
Dynasty XII, Pharaoh 6
65 Maatkherura
N5-U4:D36-P8-G43
Maatkherura
mAat-xrw-ra
Amenemhat IV
Dynasty XII, Pharaoh 7
66 Nebpehtira
N5-V30-F9:X1*X1
Nebpehtira
nb-pHwt-ra
Ahmose I
Dynasty XVIII, Pharaoh 1
67 Djeserkara
N5-D45-D28
Djeserkara
Dsr-kA-ra
Amenhetep I
Dynasty XVIII, Pharaoh 2
68 Aakheperkara
N5:I29-L1-D28
Aakheperkara
aA-xpr-kA-ra
Tuthmosis I
Dynasty XVIII, Pharaoh 3
69 Aakheperenra
N5:O29-L1:N35
Aakheperenra
aA-xpr-n-ra
Tuthmosis II
Dynasty XVIII, Pharaoh 4
70 Menkheperra
N5:Y5-L1
Menkheperra
mn-xpr-ra
Tuthmosis III
Dynasty XVIII, Pharaoh 6
71 Aakheperura
N5:O29-L1-Z2
Aakheperura
aA-xprw-ra
Amenhetep II
Dynasty XVIII, Pharaoh 7
72 Menkheperura
N6-Y5-L1-Z2
Menkheperura
mn-xprw-ra
Tuthmosis IV
Dynasty XVIII, Pharaoh 8
73 Nebmaatra
N5-C10-V30
Nebmaatra
nb-mAat-ra
Amenhetep III
Dynasty XVIII, Pharaoh 9
74 Djeserkheperura Setepenra
N5:D45-L1:Z2-U21*N5:N35
Djeserkheperura Setepenra
Dsr-xprw stp-n-ra
Horemheb
Dynasty XVIII, Pharaoh 15
75 Menpehtyra
N5:Y5-F9:X1*X1
Menpehtyra
mn-pHti-ra
Ramesses I
Dynasty XIX, Pharaoh 1
76 Menmaatra
N5-C10A-Y5
Menmaatra
mn-mAat-ra
Seti I
Dynasty XIX, Pharaoh 2
 

Bibliography

  • Mariette, Auguste: Abydos description des fouilles, Vol 1, (Paris 1869) Plate 43