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'''Semerkhet''' was the sixth king of [[Ancient Egypt]]'s [[First dynasty of Egypt|First Dynasty]] who ruled around 2950 BC. Although little is known of his reign, Semerkhet seems to have had a difficult time as king judging by the records of [[Manetho]].
[[Manetho]] states that there were numerous disasters in Semerkhet's reign
Although the third century BCE Egyptian priest [[Manetho]] records that this king ruled Egypt for eighteen years, and the [[Turin Canon]] (where he is called '''Semsem''') gives him 72 years, these figures are considered less reliable than the 5th dynasty [[Palermo Stone]]. Toby Wilkinson in his analysis of the Palermo Stone in ''Royal Annals of Ancient Egypt'', specifically notes that Cairo Fragment One [[Register (sculpture)|register]] III of this document gives '''"Semerkhet 8 1/2 years (this figure is certain, since the entire reign is recorded [here]."'''
The only events listed on the Palermo Stone for his short reign
Semerkhet is buried in Tomb U of the royal [[necropolis]] at [[Umm el-Qa'ab]], near [[Abydos, Egypt|Abydos]].