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From Wng to Καιέχως – a Possible Explanation for the Cartouche Name KꜢ-kꜢ.w?

In: Journal of Egyptian History
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  • 1 Project manager, Ägyptologisches Institut, Fakultät für Geschichte, Kunst- und Orientwissenschaften, Universität Leipzig7891
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Abstract

So far, it has not been possible to equate the name KꜢ-kꜢ.w of the second king Horus Rꜥ-nb(=i) of the Second Dynasty, written in a cartouche during the Ramesside Period, with a name attested at the time of this dynasty. Taking into account the theory advanced by Jochem Kahl that Horus Rꜥ-nb(=i) is the same ruler as Wng, it is possible to develop a sequence in Hieratic script which leads from Wng to KꜢ-kꜢ.w and is based on a misreading of an Egyptian scribe.

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