Egypt: Rulers, Kings and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt: Hetepsekhemwy

Hetepsekhemwy (Hotepsekhemwy)

Horus Name: Hotep-sekhemwy (Pleasing in Powers)

2nd Dynasty

Hetepsekhemwy was the first king of the 2nd Dynasty. His name is a reference to the gods Horus and Seth "The Two Mighty Ones at Rest". The king ruled Ancient Egypt for more than thirty five years. During his era, an earthquake hit the vicinity of Bubastis in the Nile Delta. Some historians say that his brother started a military coup and threw him out of power.

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