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King Seneferka in the King-lists and His Position in the Early Dynastic Period

In: Journal of Egyptian History
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Kim Ryholt
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Abstract

Seneferka remains one of the most obscure rulers of the Early Dynastic Period. Through an analysis of the hypercorrection of royal names in the king-list tradition, it becomes possible to identify him with the first and otherwise unattested king recorded under the name Neferkare. This, in turn, indicates that Seneferka ruled about one century later than hitherto assumed, in the late Second Dynasty rather than at the end of the First Dynasty.

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