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

Peribsen (Seth-Peribsen)

Horus Name: Sekhemib (Powerful of Heart)

Seth Name: Per-ib-sen (Hope of all Hearts)

2nd Dynasty

Peribsen was the fourth king of the 2nd Dynasty. He was actually not the legitimate heir of Nintejer. In fact, many historians believe that the king was an outsider who instigated coup against King Nintejer. King Peribsen used the designation of seth in his titles. Unfortunately, nothing from Peribsen's era is well documented except for his mortuary complex near Abydos.