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 Khasekhemwy

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Khasekhemwy

Birth
Egypt
Death unknown
Egypt
Burial Abydos, Sohag, Egypt
Plot Tomb V.
Memorial ID 41664264 View Source
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Egyptian Pharaoh. He was the last and most powerful of ruler of Egypt's Second Dynasty. In the early part of his reign he had to deal with a number of rebellions that had broken out in Northern Egypt during the reign of his predecessor, Seth-Peribsen. Having defeated these uprisings he changed his name from Khasekhem to Khasekhemwy, meaning "The Two Powerful Ones Appear" and including in its hieroglyphs the symbols of the gods of the two warring factions. He further secured peace by marrying a northern princess. Forty seven thousand, two hundred and nine northerners were claimed to have been slain to secure his victory and they are represented as dead bodies on the base of two fine statues of him which were discovered at Hierakonpolis. He died in approximately 2686 BC after a reign of about thirty years and was buried in a unique trapezoid tomb two hundred and thirty feet long and fifty six feet wide at its widest end.

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  • Originally Created by: js
  • Added: 7 Sep 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 41664264
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41664264/khasekhemwy : accessed ), memorial page for Khasekhemwy (unknown–unknown), Find a Grave Memorial ID 41664264, citing Umm el-Qa'ab Royal Burial Ground, Abydos, Sohag, Egypt ; Maintained by Find a Grave .