|Name in Greek not known|
Egypt was suffering from civil disorder, division of the country and possibly civil war during this period when clashes between supporters of the gods Horus and Set split the nation.
A king called Sekhemib-Perenmaat (serek in picture left) occurs in several carvings and seals and some Egyptologists take the view that it was king Perib- sen's original name which he later changed.
The "name-changing" advocators have a point be- cause most objects with this name are found in the tomb of Peribsen who also put the god Set upon his serek, which the next ruler Khasekhemwy also did.
No remains like monuments are known connected to the name Sekhemib and the historian Manetho does not mention him in his king list.