28 July 2006

What does Amenhotep's name mean?

This is a cartouche of one of the Amenhoteps (Amenhotep I, II, III, IV - Akhenaton). These kings ruled during the New Kingdom. The cartouche contains their birth name (nomen) which was introducted by "son of Re" (sa ra) title.

it is transliterated: imn htp
translation: Amun is content

words:
imn - Amun (god) (i and n uniliterals, mn - biliteral, n is phonetic complement of mn)
htp - content, pleased (htp - triliteral, t and p uniliterals)


More about the kings:

http://touregypt.net/featurestories/amenhotep1.htm
- Amenhotep I, the Second King of Egypt's 18th Dynasty

http://touregypt.net/featurestories/amenhotep2.htm
- Amenhotep II, 7th Pharaoh of Egypt's 18th Dynasty

http://touregypt.net/featurestories/amenhotep3.htm
- Amenhotep III, the Ninth King of Egypt's 18th Dynasty

http://www.touregypt.net/18dyn10.htm
- Amenhotep IV, Akhenaten

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very pretty design! Keep up the good work. Thanks.
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Anonymous said...

I'm impressed with your site, very nice graphics!
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Anonymous said...

That's a great story. Waiting for more. » »

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