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Second Dynasty

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Second Dynasty

Religious and Political Strife Threatens the Union

2890 to 2686 BC

Period

Seat of Power

Factions

Dating System

Early Dynastic

Thinis, Abydos, Memphis

Horus (Lower Egypt), Set (Upper Egypt)

Shaw and Nicholson

 

Egypt experiences its first civil war as factions associated with Horus in the north clash with factions associated with Set in the south.  Peribsen begins the process of stabilization, and by the time of Khasekhemwy the land is again ruled by a single sovereign.

 

Name of Ruler

Years of Reign

Capitol

Hotepsekhemwy

2890 BC

Memphis?

Raneb

2865 BC

Memphis?

Nynetjer

 

Memphis?

Wenegnebti

 

Memphis?

Sened

 

Memphis?

Peribsen

2700 BC

Thinis/Abydos

Sekhemib

 

Memphis?

Neferkara

 

Memphis?

Neferkaseker

 

Memphis?

Khasekhemwy

2686 BC

Thinis/Abydos