Iryhor ~ 3100 BC
King Iryhor's tomb at Abydos had two chambers where the southern one (B 1) is believed to be the grave chamber, and the other one for offerings and supplies. The monument was well documented by the German Egyptologist Kaiser in 1984 (see main text for pictures).
Iryhor's "name" is found (without a serek) on two jars as a Horus falcon (in Egyptian: Hor) sitting on the sign for mouth - iry, (se picture left with the two later hieroglyphs for comparison on top).
This might be a clue to an interpretation like: "The voice of Hor", "Hor is my commander" and similar, but it's just guesswork. His depiction is also known from a find at Zawiyet-el-Aryan north of Sakkara, and indicating a possible influence over a greater part of the country than just the Thinis region (near Abydos). Disputes among Egyptologists if he was a "real" king or not started in the 1990s when the con- clutions from his excavated tomb was presented.
Iryhor main text.