Ka, also Sekhem Ka[1] or Ka-Sekhen[2], was a Predynastic pharaoh of Upper Egypt.


Ka means "soul". This is a name for a part of a soul in Egyptian religion.


Ka ruled over Abydos in the late 32nd or early 31st century BCE, and was buried at Umm el-Qa'ab. He most likely was the immediate successor to Iry-Hor, and was succeeded by Narmer[3]. He is the earliest known Egyptian king with a serekh, inscribed on a number of artefacts [4].


  1. Michael Rice, Who's Who in Ancient Egypt, Routledge 1999, p.86
  2. Hallo, William W. and William Kelly Simpson, The Ancient Near East: A History, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., New York, 1971, p. 299
  3. Ian Shaw, The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt, p.71
  4. Toby A. H. Wilkinson, Early Dynastic Egypt, Routledge 1999, pp.57f.
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