The Setjet (Egyptian: Sṯt) were a people in conflict with the early Egyptian rulers of the First Dynasty of Egypt.[1] One of the year labels of Pharaoh Djer mentions the "smiting (the land of) Setjet".[1] Setjet was presumably a region to the northeast, or a region of Western Asia.[1][2]

Ivory label bearing the serekh of Pharaoh Hor-Aha. It reports the victory over the "arch-using Setjet-folks" (center) and the visit at the domain "Horus thrives with the cattles" (right).

Seth-Peribsen of the Second Dynasty of Egypt is also mentioned as a conqueror of Setjet, which might have been in this case the city of Sethroë.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Royal Annals Of Ancient Egypt. Routledge. p. 190. ISBN 978-1-136-60247-4.
  2. ^ Radner, Karen; Moeller, Nadine; Potts, D. T. Oxford History of the Ancient Near East: Volume I: from the Beginnings to Old Kingdom Egypt and the Dynasty of Akkad. Oxford University Press. p. 279. ISBN 978-0-19-068785-4.
  3. ^ Wilkinson, Toby A. H. Early Dynastic Egypt. Routledge. p. 133. ISBN 978-1-134-66420-7.