Horus Hotepsekhemwi


Horus Hotepsekhemwi, the successor of Horus Qa'a, is the first king of the 2nd Dynasty. His name meaning 'the two powers are at peace', it is often postulated that he brought peace to Egypt at a time when the country was divided. His choice to move the royal necropolis to Saqqara, indicates a break with his predecessors that might justify the start of a new dynasty.
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