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Preceded by:
Khendjer
Pharaoh of Egypt
13th Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Intef IV
Imyremeshau
Mermeshau/Emramesha
Imyremeshau

Granite statue of Imyremeshau in the Cairo Museum.

Reign
1759-? BC (less than 10 years)
Praenomen Smenkhkare
Vigorous is the Soul of Re
Nomen Imyremeshau
Commander of the Troops
Legacy
Consort(s) Ay (?)
Burial Unknown
Monuments Unfinished Pyramid
at South Saqqara

Smenkhkare Imyremeshau (ancient Egyptian: imy-rꜣ mšʿw, "Commander of the Troops") was an Egyptian Pharaoh of the Thirteenth Dynasty, known from the Turin King List, two statues and a bead. He reigned only for a short period.

Imyremeshaw

Syenite statue of Imyremeshau photographed by Flinders Petrie during his excavations at Tanis.

His name means "Commander of the Troops" and it has been assumed that he held this title before becoming king, although this has not been proven. However, Imyremeshau is otherwise well attested as name.

Bibliography[]

  • Ryholt, K., 1997: The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period c.1800-1550 B.C. Museum Tuscalanum Press.

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Predecessor:
Khendjer
Pharaoh of Egypt
13th Dynasty
Successor:
Intef IV
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